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President Maithripala Sirisena, who leaves for Japan today, will be the first leader of the country to take part in the G-7 summit to be held in Ise-Shima tomorrow and the day after.

Apart from President Sirisena, Prime Ministers of Bangladesh, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam and Presidents of Chad and Indonesia are expected to participate in the outreach meeting during the G-7 summit.

India’s The Hindu newspaper reported that the invitation extended to President Sirisena symbolises the positive attitude of the international community towards Sri Lanka’s way forward as a sustainable democracy and a potential economic hub in Asia.

Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena has given out instructions to give priority for the safety of women and children affected by the recent disaster situation at a special discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.

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