Update : Video: UN Environment Programme commends SL's efforts in ensuring lasting development

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 - 8:06

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Sri Lanka’s efforts in lasting development has been commended by Executive Director of the UN Environmental Programme Acheem Steiner.

This was during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday.

Director of the UN Environmental Programme had expressed his satisfaction on efforts taken to create a green economy to the Sri Lankan President whom he met in Nairobi.

Update : Saturday, 14 December 2013 - 8:00 AM
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President visits UN office in Nairobi today.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady were guests at Kenya's 50th Independence Day celebrations held last morning at the Moi International Sports Complex in Kasarani on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya,

President Rajapaksa and the First Lady joined a number of other African leaders for the celebrations, including the Presidents of Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, and Congo.

The President is also scheduled to visit the United Nations Office at Nairobi today, which is the U.N headquarters in Africa and the second largest United Nations complex outside of New York.

During his 4 day official visit to Kenya, the President is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with his Kenyan counterpart at the State House tomorrow.

Sri Lanka and Kenya are expected to sign a number of agreements covering several sectors including trade, tourism and cultural cooperation.



Update : Friday, 13 December 2013 - 8:17
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President takes part in Kenya's 50th Independence Day celebrations



President Mahinda Rajapakse took part in the 50th Independence Day celebrations of Kenya today.

President Rajapakse began his 4 day official visit of Kenya yesterday.

The Kenyan Independence Day celebrations were held at the Moi International stadium in Kasarani and approximately 15 state leaders including President Rajapakse had taken part in the ceremony.




Thursday, 12 December 2013 - 7:25 PM
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The President heads to Kenya commencing the four-day official visit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Kenya last evening, beginning a four-day State visit.

The President was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade welcomed with a Guard of Honor.

President Rajapaksa will attend Kenya's Independence Day festivities that will take place at the Moi International Sports Complex in Kasarani on the outskirts of Nairobi today.

The two Presidents will hold bilateral talks at the State House on Saturday.

Sri Lanka and Kenya are expected to sign a number of agreements in sectors such as trade, tourism and cultural cooperation, among others.

President Rajapaksa is also scheduled to visit the United Nations Office at Nairobi, the U.N headquarters in Africa.









Update : Thursday, 12 December 2013 - 8:16 AM
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President will undertake a 4 day official visit to Kenya tomorrow

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will undertake a four day official visit to Kenya.

He will visit Kenya after attending the services held in respect of the late South African President Nelson Mandela.

During this visit the President will hold bilateral discussions with the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata.

The President during this visit will also attend a round table conference with the officials of the UN environmental programme and the UN habitat programme.



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