President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been invited to participate in the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games which is presently underway in New Delhi.
The President has been invited as an “Honoured Guest” for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games to be held on October 14.
The President would therefore be shortly departing for India, the Ministry of External Affairs said. While in New Delhi, President Rajapaksa will have bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris will accompany President Rajapaksa on the visit.
Minister Peiris will hold discussions with several senior members of the Indian Cabinet including the External Affairs Minister, Shri. S. M. Krishna, Minister of Home Affairs, Shri P. Chidambaram, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Shri. Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri. Anand Sharma and the Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri. Kapil Sibal.
Minister Peiris is also schedule to deliver the Foundation Day Address of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi on October 15.