Rajapaksa’s 2nd day in dhaka

Rajapaksa pays homage to Bangabandhu

21 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Rajapaksa pays homage to Bangabandhu

(1) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa meets President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the capital on Saturday. (2) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa hold a bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in the capital and (3) The Sri Lankan prime minister places a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the city. — PID photo

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday paid deep tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The visiting Sri Lankan prime minister showed his respect to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his portrait on the premises of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi road number 32, reports BSS.

After placing the wreath, Rajapaksa stood there for some time in solemn silence as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the architect of the country’s independence.

He also signed the visitors book.

“I’m deeply touched and moved by this sacred space so much venerated by the people of Bangladesh and all the peace loving people the world over,” he wrote in the visitors book.

“The tragedy of Bangladesh that took place at this place on August 15, 1975, in many ways symbolizes the courage and strength it infused in to the people of Bangladesh to protect and cherish the freedom for which Bangabandhu sacrificed his valued life,” he also wrote.

“May this be an eternal tribute to all those who respect life and freedom,” he mentioned.

Earlier, on his arrival at Memorial Museum, the Sri Lankan premier was received by Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and museum trustee NI Khan.