Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Kathmandu on a three-day official visit to Nepal Thursday afternoon. He is accompanied by first lady Shiranthi.
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There was heavy security presence along the route used by the Sri Lankan President's convoy. Public vehicles were restricted along the Airport-Naya Baneshwor-Kalanki route hours before the Lankan President's convoy moved from TIA to Hotel Soaltee where he is staying.
Rajapaksa has arrived here "to complete his earlier visit" to Nepal. He had cut short his three-day visit in March this year following an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan.
During his stay here, Rajapaksa is scheduled to meet his Nepali counterpart Dr Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and other top political leaders.
He will also visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, and inaugurate a monastery constructed by Sri Lanka. nepalnews.com