The President thanked for the invitation extended to him to visit Thailand and expressed his high appreciation over the hospitality shown to him by the Thai Government and its people. President Sirisena extended an invitation to the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to visit Sri Lanka.

President Maithripala Sirisena visited Thailand on November 01 on an invitation extended by the Prime Minister of Thailand to participate in the 60th Anniversary celebration of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The President held bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha at his official residence commencing the diplomatic affairs. The President also inaugurated the exposition of the Sacred Relics from Mahiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya, in the Buddhamanthan Temple in Thailand on November 02.

President Maithripala Sirisena addressed the Thailand – Sri Lanka Business Forum in Bangkok on November 3. A ceremony to place special Samadhi Buddha Statue offered from Sri Lanka to Thailand held under the patronage of the President.

The cultural and religious relationship between the two countries further strengthened during the President’s visit to Thailand.