Wednesday, 09 July 2014 - 8:29
Ramaphosa departs : Morrison arrives.
Australia’s Immigration and Border Protection Minister Scott Morrison arrived in Sri Lanka last night for a two-day visit.
The Immigration Minister will hold discussions with Sri Lankan defence authorities including the navy.
Morrison will attend a commissioning ceremony for the two former Australian Customs and Border Protection Service Bay Class patrol vessels gifted to the Sri Lankan Navy.
He is also expected to discuss the issue pertaining to the fate of over 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were reportedly intercepted at sea to the north-west of Australia.
Meanwhile, The South African Special Envoy Cyril Raamaphosa who arrived in the country left the island last evening.
Ramaphosa arrived in the island on the invitation extended to him by the government met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe during his stay in the island.
South African Envoy Cyril Ramaphosa also toured the North and met Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran.