Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma
Pix by: Sudath Silva
Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa participated the closing ceremony of the Shanghai EXPO 2010 International Trade Exhibition in Shanghai, China today on 31 October. The six month long trade exhibition under the theme of ‘Better City- Better Life’ is showcasing that the modern day urban life in the 21st Century has exceeded its target of more than 70 million visitors.
Wen Jiabao, Prime Minister of China, Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, Mari kivinlemi, Prime Minister of Finland, Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister of Bahamas, Pakalitha Mosisili, Prime Minister of Lesotho, Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal and Ban-Ki-Moon, General Secretary of the United Nations and a number of state leaders of leading countries, foreign delegates, Chinese government officials and many more distinguished guests attended the final day of the event.
Last evening President Rajapaksa accompanied with his Sri Lankan delegation made an inspection visit to the EXPO 2010 exhibition. The President visited the Sri Lankan pavilion which was organized and also under the supervision of Hubert Jayakody. Sri Lankan delegation also visited the Chinese Pavilion and watched a documentary based on the construction and development projects in modern day China.