The High Commissioner made this announcement at a reception hosted by the High Commission of Pakistan at Galadari Hotel on March 25, 2019 in connection with the Pakistan’s 79th National Day celebrations.
Sri Lankan Minister for City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education, Rauff Hakeem was the chief guest on the occasion.
In his welcome remarks, High Commissioner Hashmat elaborated that the foundation of strong brotherhood between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was laid in 1948 when the former Prime Minister of then “Ceylon”, Hon. D.S. Senanayake, visited Pakistan.