Prime Minister begins the New Zealand official tour

Prime Minister begins the New Zealand official tour

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe left the island today beginning his official tour of New Zealand. This is the first time that a Sri Lankan Prime Minister is visiting New Zealand.
The Prime Minister is undertaking this three-day official visit following an invitation extended by Prime Minister John Key.
The official ceremony to welcome Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will be held at the State House in Auckland on Saturday the 01st. It will be followed by bilateral discussions between the two Prime Ministers. Several bilateral trade agreements are due to be signed during this tour.
Premier Wickremasinghe is slated to meet the Sri Lankans in New Zealand in the Auckland City. He will also hold talks with the New Zealand business community.
Several senior Government officials including New Zealand’s Finance Minister Bill English and Opposition leader Andrew Little are also scheduled to meet the Prime Minister.
Ministers Sagala Ratnayake and Harin Fernando, State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva, Prime Minister’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, Prime Minister’s Senior Advisor Charitha Ratwatte, Prime Minister’s Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetti and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Sandra Perera have joined the Prime Minister in this tour.