PNP welcomes Sri Lankan President

The Philippine National Police welcomes His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in his official visit to the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame on Saturday, January 19.

President Sirisena will be accorded full state honors upon arrival. He will be received by DILG Secretary Eduardo M Año and PNP Chief, Director General Oscar D Albayalde at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center where a formal program will be held for the visiting delegation on the last leg of the 5-day Sri Lankan state visit to the Philippines.

“The PNP is honored to host this first ever visit to the PNP National Headquarters by a foreign head of state,” Albayalde said.

The Chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board, Secretary Catalino S Cuy, will render a briefing for the Sri Lankan head of state on the national anti-illegal drugs campaign being waged by the Duterte administration.

A static display and photo exhibit depicting scenes from actual anti-illegal drugs operations will be presented for Sri Lankan delegation.

On Wednesday, President Sirisena and President Rodrigo R Duterte held private meetings in Malacañang where governments signed five bilateral agreements to further strengthen the two countries’ engagement in trade, defense, agriculture, and tourism, education, cultural and people-to-people exchanges. (PNP-PIO)