Prof. Sudharshan DS Seneviratne, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Dhaka, made a farewell visit to President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban this evening.
The President’s press secretary, Md. Joynal Abedin, briefed newsmen after the meeting, in which the departing envoy expressed his appreciation to the President for his assistance in carrying out his (envoy’s) task here.
In reference to the long-standing mutual ties between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the President said there is a lot of room to improve those ties in a number of areas, including trade, investment, and potentials for the blue economy.
To fully utilize the potential of the two nations, the Head of State emphasized visit-exchange at both the official and private levels.
President Hamid expressed his gratitude to the Sri Lankan people and administration for their genuine cooperation on the Rohingya issue.
The President also expressed his gratitude to the departing Sri Lankan representative for a job well done in Dhaka.
According to the high commissioner, Bangladesh has enormous potential in the Bay of Bengal’s blue economy industry.
Furthermore, he continued, there are numerous opportunities to collaborate for the successful growth of the blue economy industry.
The high commissioner also extended an invitation to Bangladeshi investors to engage in Sri Lanka’s shipping, logistics, agriculture, and tourism industries.
Sampad Barua, the secretary for the president’s office, Major General SM Salahuddin Islam, the military secretary, and Secretary (attached) Md. Wahidul Islam Khan were also present.