Sri-Lanka First Lady visits
Publish Date: Jan 24, 2014
Sri-Lanka First Lady visits
Sri-Lanka First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa after she was received at Entebbe Airport by Minister Mary Karooro Okurut (R) and Sri Lankas High Commissioner to Uganda, Velupillai Kananathan. PHOTO/PPU
  • mail
  • img

Vision Reporter

The First Lady of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri-Lanka, Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa is in Uganda for a four-day official visit.

Shiranthi Rajapaksa who is in Uganda on the invitation of the First Lady of Uganda Janet Museveni was welcomed on arrival by the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Mary Karooro Okurut.

Also at the airport to receive the visiting First Lady was Uganda's High Commissioner to Sri-Lanka and India, Elizabeth Paula Napeyok and the High Commissioner of Sri-Lanka to Uganda Velupillai Kananathan

The Sri Lanka First Lady is accompanied to Uganda by a delegation of 18 people that includes the Director General Africa Division in Sri- Lanka's Ministry of External Affairs Aruni Ranaraja.

In Uganda, Shiranthi Rajapaksa together with her host Mrs Janet Museveni will visit Masuliita children's Home in Wakiso District today to lay a foundation stone and unveil the Plan for the construction of Masuliita Vocational Training Institute.

She will also inspect a medical camp by a team from Sri Lanka for the children and community of Masuliita.                      


The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Singh Katongole barred from contesting for MP
COURT has issued an interim order restraining Singh Katongole from contesting as the NRM Member of Parliament flag bearer for Rubaga North constituency...
Uganda Martyrs are inspirational - Pope Francis
POPE Francis paid homage to the 45 Uganda Martyrs at the newly renovated Catholic shrine in Namugongo, with emphasis on extending help to the needy...
450 traffic officers reprimanded over bribes
THE director of Traffic and Road Safety, Dr. Steven Kasiima has revealed that over 450 traffic officials were reassigned to other departments for misconduct and allegedly soliciting bribes from motorists...
Obey, Kunya pinned on NSSF pension scam
MARTIN Onya the acting commissioner in the department of compensations, Ministry of Public Service, has pinned Christopher Obey and Kiwanuka Kunsa on the misappropriation of the sh88b...
Thousands welcome Pope Francis to Namugongo
VAST crowds of Ugandans greeted Pope Francis on Saturday as he honoured Christians martyred for their faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa...
Pope Francis lauds Uganda on refugees
Within two hours of his arrival in Uganda, the pearl of Africa, Pope Francis while making a keynote speech at State House Entebbe, lauded Uganda for ''showing outstanding concern for refugees...
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter