Mar 24, 2018

President Sirisena accorded Pakistan’s highest salutation

The highest salutation accorded to Sri Lanka was received by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (23).

This honour was bestowed upon President Sirisena when he attended the Pakistan Republic day celebrations as the Chief Guest.

He was escorted to the venue by a special security vehicle procession and welcomed with pomp and pageantry by the Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Sirisena was then escorted to a special podium to take his seat alongside the Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain, the Pakistan Prime Minister, Speaker and the Tri Forces Commanders.

The leaders of both countries had witnessed the special military parade and a colourful air force aerial show.

In addition to the Pakistan Air Force, members from Bahrain, Jordan, UAE and several other militaries had participated in the air show.

The three hour republican day celebrations comprised of many colourful cultural events as well.

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