Press release

President Rajakapsa reaffirms ties to Seychelles as he undertakes Official Visit

June 25, 2014

The Republic of Seychelles has the great honour in welcoming His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Seychelles following  President James Alix Michel’s visit to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November 2013.

President Rajapaksa will be arriving on Friday 27th June and will be undertaking a three day official visit.

As part of his programme, President Rajapaksa will call on President James Michel and also ceremonially open the Sri Lankan High Commission in Seychelles, as well as offices of the Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka Insurance, Mihin Lanka and the Nawaloka Medical centre.

President Rajapaksa’s present visit to Seychelles cements the close relations between the two countries and demonstrates Sri Lanka’s active engagement with Seychelles as a resolute partner in bilateral relations. The visit also highlights the importance of President Rajapaksa’s State Visit to Seychelles last year; whereby the positive effects of the Memoranda of Understanding and Agreements initialed are coming to fruition.