Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to France Tilak Ranaviraja presented New Year greetings to President François Hollande at a reception hosted by the President to exchange greetings with the Diplomatic corps at the Presidential palace, Palais de l’Elysée.
Ranaviraja conveyed the best wishes of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to the French President.
During the brief exchange of pleasantries, Ambassador Ranaviraja thanked the French President for the support extended by France for the lifting of the EU fisheries ban and the reinstating of the GSP+ scheme.
In response, President Hollande acknowledged the progressive developments underway in Sri Lanka and the positive attention gained by the Government of Sri Lanka in re-engaging with the international community. (Colombo Gazette)