Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in the island at 10:45 last night on a tour day official tour.
Our airport correspondent stated that the President arrived on board a special Palestinian flight.
The delegation accompanying the President consists of 7 delegates and will be in Sri Lanka until the 17th of this month.
Two bilateral agreements are also due to be signed during this visit.
Senior Minister Athawudha Senevirathna stated that the tour will help to foster economic and cultural ties between the two nations.