The President of Pakistan arrives in the island on a four-day official visit to further consolidate ties with Sri Lanka..
President Asif Ali Zardari reached the island this evening. He was accorded a warm welcome by President Rajapaksa. A simple ceremony was organized at the Airport, where he was accorded a Guard of Honour by the Armed Forces. He is accompanied by a high level delegation, including the Defence, Foreign and Finance Ministers. Ali Zardari will interact with Members of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Association and address a Business Forum comprising businessmen and corporate leaders.. The Sri Lanka- Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Association is being revived to coincide with the visit of President Asif Ali Zardari to the country.