|President Truong Tan Sang (R) was welcomed by President Rajapaksa in Colombo
A State welcome ceremony was held at the capital’s airport by President Rajapaksa and senior officials of Sri Lankar to welcome President Sang and his entourage.
Mr Rajapaksa described Mr Sang’s visit as a milestone, opening up a new era for the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries.
Both presidents reviewed the honour of guard while the national anthems of the two countries were played and the 21-gun salute was fired.
The two presidents were scheduled to hold talks on October 14 to discuss measures to strengthen the friendship and all-round cooperation between Vietnam and Sri Lanka.