President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to visit Pakistan early next month. Foreign Ministry sources said that the dates for the visit are now being finalized.
Meanwhile, the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan at Colombo, Dr. Sarfraz Sipra expressed deep shock, heartfelt condolences and sympathies on behalf of the people and the Government of Pakistan on the demise of Priyantha Sirisena, the youngest brother of the President of Sri Lanka.
The Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said that Dr. Sipra spoke on the telephone to the family members of the deceased last morning and conveyed heartfelt condolences and deep shock and grief on the very tragic loss of Priyantha Sirisena on behalf of the people and Government of Pakistan, and on his own behalf.
On the occasion, Dr. Sipra prayed that the departed soul may rest in peace and the aggrieved family may have the courage and patience to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.