President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to visit Pakistan early next month. The President’s visit is scheduled from 8 to 10 February. His visit, termed as a State visit is expected to be in return for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to Sri Lanka in 2010.
Ceylon Today learns the President’s visit is in relation to the US dollars 200 million credit facility offered by Pakistan during Zadari’s visit in 2010.
Presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunge , External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabral and several other ministers and top government officials are also expected to accompany the President during his visit to Pakistan. (Ceylon Today Online)