Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong begins Sri Lanka visit

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began an official visit to Sri Lanka today at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

He will call on President Sirisena, who will also host an official lunch tomorrow. Lee will also meet his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and receive a courtesy call from the leader of the opposition, R Sampanthan.

During the visit, Mr Lee will witness the signing of the Sri Lanka-Singapore free trade agreemen.

Lee is being accompanied by Mrs Lee, Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran and other Government officials.

He will then visit New Delhi from Wednesday to Friday to attend the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. (Colombo Gazette)