Monday, March 17, 2008

Ahmadinejad to visit Sri Lanka in April

President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to pay a visit to Sri Lanka in April, ColomboPage newspaper reported on Sunday.

President Ahmadinejad reportedly is to visit the projects developed with the help of Iran, particularly the water power plant project in Uma Oya.

The Iranian government agreed to invest 1.9 billion dollars in Sri Lanka’s projects, following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to Tehran in November 2007.

Rajapaksa discussed regional and international issues including Palestine and expansion of bilateral ties between Tehran and Colombo over his trip.

He also met with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and some high-ranking officials.

Rajapaksa’s visit was in the wake of an invitation by President Ahmadinejad.

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