Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka this evening after a two-day state visit to Bangladesh (March 20).
He flew to Bangladesh on UL-189 chartered by SriLankan Airlines on Friday morning (March 19).
PM Rajapaksa was greeted by Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina when he arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.
The state visit coincided with the centenary of the birth of Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the country’s Golden Jubilee of Independence.
On Friday evening, Prime Minister Rajapaksa gave a speech to mark the end of the “Mujib Year,” which was announced to commemorate Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 100th birthday and Bangladesh’s independence.
Prime Minister Rajapaksa met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, President Mohammad Abdul Hamid of Bangladesh, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, and the Governor of the Bangladesh Bank during his visit.
In order to strengthen cooperation, the two countries also signed six Memorandums of Understanding in areas such as agriculture, technical education, health, and culture.