President Rajapaksa arrives in Pakistan entering a new chapter in friendly ties.
Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma
(Pix by: Sudath Silva)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Islamabad entering a new chapter in friendly ties with Pakistan today on 10 February. Sri Lankan President embarked on a two-day official tour at the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart President Zardari.
Chairman of the Pakistani Senate Sharuk Hameed Naike and Minister of Sports Sorket Ullah warmly greeted President Rajapaksa on his arrival at the Chaklala Air Base in Islamabad. The Pakistani military accorded a 21 gun salute to the visiting President. Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Jayalath Weerakkody, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ms Seema Illahi Baloch, Senior Pakistani Government officials and Sri Lankan embassy staff were present at the Airport.
During the two day official visit President Rajapaksa will hold bilateral discussions with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. The two sides will discuss how they can strengthen the political, defence, cultural, tourist, media, economic, business and trade relations. Two agreements related to media cooperation and vocational training are due to be inked.
Both countries have shared common perceptions on almost all regional and international issues and have a strong history of working together. Pakistan has been a close ally of Sri Lanka and it has always extended its support and her people unreservedly.
The President is joined in this tour by Minister Prof. G.L.Peiris, Deputy Ministers Faizer Mustapha and Duminda Dissanayake, Parliamentarian Sajin Vaas Gunawardena, President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge and Foreign Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama.
He came with the begging bowl shrouded in the Kurakkan Satakaya. They already dumped $200m peanuts in return for our sovereignity.
With a resolution for an International investigation comimg up shortly in the UN Human Rights Council, he needs all the support.
If the Genocidal Army that conducted the war against the Tamils is innocent of human rights abuse, why is the Kurakkan Satakaya clan running scared of the International Investigations? If the war was fought wth one hand on the weapon and the other holding the Human rights Charter / Manual, there is nothing to hide, is there?
MC Idiri Dekama, of course.
The thieves leading Pakistan will not be there for long.
Imran Khan is flexing his muscles and drawing 1/2 a milion people to each of his rallies. He is leading the Pakistani Spring.
Imran’s motto is “YES, WE KHAN”.