Saturday, 04 October 2014 - 9:34
President meets Sri Lankans in Rome
President Mahinda Rajapksa extended the official invitation yesterday to His Holiness Pope Francis who is scheduled to visit the island next January.
At the cordial discussions between the President and His Holiness, President Rajapaksa informed His Holiness of the progress made in resettling internally displaced persons, progress made in the clearing of landmines, infrastructure development and progress made in health, education and power supply.
After the meeting with His Holiness President Rajapaksa had a discussion with His Eminence Pietro Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State and Prime Minister of the Holy See.