Sri Lankan president sends message to Pohamba

13 Feb 2014 08:40am
WINDHOEK, 13 FEB (NAMPA) – The special envoy of Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa paid a courtesy call on President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House on Wednesday.
Dilan Perera, who is also his country’s Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, delivered a special message from his president.
Sri Lanka, officially known as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian sub-continent in south Asia.
Speaking to members of the media after their closed-door meeting, Perera said the message was received well.
“The discussions with and advice from the president (Pohamba) was very educative and very important for my country,” he said, without disclosing any details of the message.
Perera said the blessings from Pohamba are very important to Sri Lanka as a country and its people, adding that he has hope that his country will soon overcome its international problems.
Sri Lanka is being accused by the United States of America (USA) of human rights’ violations - allegations of war crimes during the island nation’s 2009 conflict.
The United Nations Human Rights’ Council has also called upon Sri Lanka to conduct an independent investigation into the said allegations.
(NAMPA)
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