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Singaporean Foreign Affairs Minister here

Singaporean Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday. He will stay in the country until July 21.

Minister Balakrishnan will call on President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan.

The visiting Foreign Minister will meet his Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake today for bilateral talks.

He will also have meetings with Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka, Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama and Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka. The Minister will witness the signing of an MOU between Singapore Red Cross and the Sri Lanka Red Cross on relief and rehabilitation programmes in the country.

The visiting minister will also visit Jaffna.

He will call on Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray and Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran.