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Monday, 20 January 2014 - 19:19
UPDATE:Video:President arrives in the Island.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the Island a short while ago, after an official tour to the United Arab Emirates.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 8:11PM
UAE Assures Support to Sri Lanka

President Mahinda Rajapaksa held talks this afternoon with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai.

During the discussion, Sheikh Mohammed assured President Rajapaksa of UAE’s support to Sri Lanka.

In cordial and friendly talks that took place in Dubai, the Sheikh told the President that he understood very well Sri Lanka’s situation and the realities on the ground.

Sheikh Mohammed further expressed his willingness to enhance bilateral relations and to increase UAE investments in Sri Lanka.

Commending President Rajapaksa’s able leadership, the Prime Minister said that now there is a conducive environment for investing in Sri Lanka since peace has returned after many years.


Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 7:45 PM
 Pow Vow between the President and UAE prime Minister today.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived in Abu Dhabi, last evening was welcomed by the Chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs Majed Ali Al Mansouri and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in the UAE.

In Abu Dhabi, President Rajapaksa also attended the Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony last evening.

The President will participate in bilateral talks today with UAE Prime Minister before returning to Sri Lanka.

President Rajapaksa will also hold several bilateral meetings with officials in the country and meet with the Sri Lankan community living in the emirate.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 7:44 AM
President leaves for the UAE

President Mahinda Rajapaksa left this afternoon on a one-day visit to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

One of the main events on the President’s agenda will be attending the Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony, taking place this evening.

According to the Prize website, the annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability.

Among the finalists for this year’s award include multinational companies such as General Electric and Walmart, among others.

On the visit, President Rajapaksa will also hold several bilateral meetings with officials in the country and meet with the Sri Lankan community living in the UAE.

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