Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Canberra Wednesday commencing his three-day State visit on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Sirisena was received by Official Secretary to the Governor General, Mark Fraser, Minister of Education, Senator Simon Birmingham and Governor General’s Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Kelly. Australian High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson and Sri Lanka High Commissioner Somasundaram Skandakumar and the staff of the High Commission were also present.
Senator Birmingham welcomed Sirisena and said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is looking forward to commence bilateral discussions with the President and seek his views for further cooperation.
During this visit the Sirisena will also hold several other high level bilateral meetings. The two leaders will explore the possibility of promoting bilateral trade, agriculture, and security between the two countries. Several bilateral agreements will also be signed by the two countries.