Presentation of Credentials
Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Donald Perera recently presented the Letters
of Credence as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the State of Israel to
Shimon Peres, the President of the State of Israel, at the Office of the
President in Jerusalem, Israel.
After the Presentation of Credentials the Ambassador had a brief
discussion with President Shimon Peres and thanked the President and
conveyed the Best Wishes and Greetings from President Mahinda Rajapaksa
and briefed him about the present situation in Sri Lanka.
President Shimon Peres expressed his views that, President Mahinda
Rajapaksa was a very popular leader in the world. He praised the Sri
Lankan President for giving the leadership to wipe out terrorism in Sri
The Israeli President reiterated that the Israeli Government would
always be willing to assist Sri Lanka in any area of concern as needed
in the future, especially covering the area of defence cooperation.
President Peres proposed a toast to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and
the Government of Sri Lanka for a bright and prosperous future.