INTERNATIONAL

President Sirisena to attend G-7 summit in Japan

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena, who leaves for Japan on Wednesday, will be the first leader of his country to take part in the G-7 summit, to be held in Ise-Shima on Thursday and Friday.

Apart from him, Prime Ministers of Bangladesh, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam and Presidents of Chad and Indonesia are expected. An official release said the invitation extended to Mr. Sirisena “symbolises the positive attitude of the international community towards Sri Lanka’s way forward as a sustainable democracy and a potential economic hub in Asia”.