Colombo, Nov 2 (newsin.asia) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday, on a day’s state visit, the Foreign Ministry said.
During his stay, he is expected to hold discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on a wide ranging issues.
In an earlier statement released by the Australian High Commission in Colombo, Turnbul said that as this year marks the 70th anniversary of Australia’s bilateral relationship with Sri Lanka, he was delighted to be able to visit the island country.
“I had the pleasure of meeting President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe during their visits to Australia earlier this year.”
“I look forward to continuing our discussions on strengthening our economic links, defence engagement, and our work together to combat trans-national crime, particularly people-smuggling,” Turnbull said.
The Australian Prime Minister arrived in Sri Lanka after concluding visits to Israel and Palestine.