Sri Lankan PM to visit Japan

Colombo, Oct 1 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make an official visit to Japan on Saturday, his second overseas trip since winning a parliamentary election in August.

Wickremesinghe is scheduled to address the Japanese parliament, a statement released by the Prime Minister’s media unit said on Thursday.

During his five-day visit, Wickremesinghe will also deliver a speech at the Science and Technology Society Forum, Xinhua news agency reported.

During talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other government officials, Wickremesinghe will have a wide range of discussions on bilateral relations, including economic ties, the statement added.

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