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Meeting of minds

Sri Lankan state media's reports on (above) President Rajapaksa at Libya's celebration in 2009 of the 40th anniversary of the 'Great September Revolution' and (below) Sri Lankan troops in the parade.


(Top, middle) Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi with Sri Lanka’s president Mahinda Rajapaksa pictured in 2009 at the 40th anniversary celebrations in Tripoli of the 'Great September Revolution'. President Rajapaksa was also the first Sri Lankan head of state to visit Libya. Gaddafi hailed Rajapaksa’s victorious onslaught against the Tamil Tigers, saying it was an example to the world, press reports said. Sri Lankan troops also marched in Gaddafi's celebration parade. See Sri Lanka's official report here. (Above)Underlining the two regimes’ warm ties, last month Rajapaksa’s son, Namal, led a Sri Lankan parliamentary delegation to meet Gaddafi. See Sri Lanka's official report here.


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