Sri Lankan Prez departs from Shimla



Shimla: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today morning left for Chandigarh, concluding his two day visit to this hill station. Himachal Pradesh health minister Rajeev Bindal told HimVani that President Rajapaksa, his wife Shiranthi, their family members, ministers and other dignitaries accompanying him left for Chandigarh this morning in an Indian Air Force chopper.

One of the aides accompanying the President said: “The visit was quite memorable one and relaxing too.” Rajapaksa had reached here on Thursday morning on a private visit. He stayed at the Wildflower Hall hotel on the outskirts of the town. On Thursday noon Rajapaksa and his colleagues went for a short trek near Wildflower Hall, whereas his wife Shiranthi spent more than two hours strolling through the streets of the town.
“It is nice and homely to be in this town,” Shiranthi told media persons while taking a casual stroll on the Mall, the main street of this former British summer capital. Shiranthi also took back the warm memories of the state as she picked up some woolens from the shops, especially shawls.

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