President to attend Beijing Olympics
Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be present at the Beijing
Olympics, a senior government official said on Sunday.
A senior official said on condition of anonymity that the President
will go to Beijing for the Olympic Games.
Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Wu Dawei, who is in Sri
Lanka’s capital Colombo to attend the 15th SAARC (South Asian
Association Regional Cooperation) Summit, told the President on Saturday
that the Chinese Government welcomes his presence at the Beijing
Wu also wished a success for Sri Lanka’s Olympic team in Beijing.
Eight Sri Lankan athletes will compete in six sports in the 2008 Summer
Olympics which will be held from Aug. 8 to Aug. 24 in Beijing.