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President Rajapaksa holds discussions with President Shimon Peres

A bilateral discussion between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Israel counterpart Shimon Peres was held at the President’s Office in Jerusalem this morning on 09 January. Sri Lankan President arrived in Jerusalem yesterday (08) as the final destination on his Middle East tour which began with a 2-day state visit to Jordan last Saturday. President Rajapaksa stayed another 2 days in Palestine before he left for Israel.

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President Rajapaksa holds bilateral discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held bilateral discussions at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, Israel on Wednesday 08 January. President Rajapaksa arrived in Jerusalem this morning together with First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa for two days as the final destination on his Middle East official visit.

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President Rajapaksa arrives in Israel

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his entourage arrived in Jerusalem in Israel this morning on 08 January as the final leg of the three nation Middle East official visit. President Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa were warmly welcomed by Israeli and Sri Lankan children as they arrived in Jerusalem.  Sri Lankan Head of State arrived in Jerusalem from Bethlehem.

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Sri Lankan President and First Lady visit Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

The Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, hosted Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Palestinian President Dr. Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah for dinner on Monday evening (06 January). Many local and foreign dignitaries were present at the dinner hosted by the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III.

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“Star of Palestine” - President Rajapaksa conferred with the highest award of the Palestine

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is currently on a tour in the Middle East left Jordan and arrived in Palestine for a two day official visit this morning on 06 January.

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Sri Lankan President holds bilateral discussions with the King of Jordan

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is on an official tour of Middle East, has begun bilateral discussions with the King of Jordan on Sunday afternoon (05 January) at the Royal Hashemite Court in Amman.

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President Rajapaksa begins a state visit to the Middle East

President Mahinda Rajapaksa left the island this morning on 04 January, embarking on an official tour of the Middle East. Sri Lankan President will visit Jordan, Palestine and Israel during his trip.

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Promotional Seminar on Remittances organised for the Sri Lankan Migrant Community in Israel.

A three member official delegation led by Mr. Razik Zarook/ Chairman of the Bank of Ceylon and Mr. Amal Senalankhadikara, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment along with Mr. Herath Mudiyanse, Senior Deputy General Manager of the Bank of Ceylon visited Israel from 22nd to 25th October 2013 to conduct a Promotional Seminar on "Remittances to Sri Lanka" on an invitation extended by Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Israel Mr. Sarath Wijesinghe. 

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Nelson Mandela Is Remembered At The Buddhist Bana (Preaching) At Sri Lankan Embassy In Israel

At the monthly Buddhist Bana Ceremony which coincides monthly Poya day, Venerable Karawilakotuwa Dhammatilaka stated on the great services rendered by Mr. Mandela for the mankind as the man of the century in the struggle of the maintain and promotion of the human dignity of the downtrodden mankind by fighting against oppression of domination from all sectors.

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Christmas Celebrated In Brussels With Participation Of Sri Lankans Of All Faiths

PRESS RELEASE - Simple and colourful decors were adoring the Chancery of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Brussels and was crowded with Sri Lankans of all faiths, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims, and also with the Friends of Sri Lanka in Belgium and Luxembourg, on the evening of 21st December, when the Mission marked the annual Christmas Day celebrations.

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