Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has arrived in Sri Lanka for his state visit to attend Independence Day celebrations of Sri Lanka.
He was welcomed upon arrival at the airport by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The official welcoming ceremony for Solih will be held at the Presidential Secretariat, where Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will host Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed for a state luncheon.
Following the luncheon, Solih and Fazna will go to the Maldivian Embassy in Colombo, where they are scheduled to meet with Maldivian residents in Sri Lanka.
Solih and First Lady Fazna are accompanied on the visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid; Minister of Economic Development, Fayyaz Ismail; Minister of Education, Dr. Aishath Ali; and Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure, Mohamed Aslam.
During his visit, Solih is scheduled to have discussions with Sirisena, PM Wickremesinghe and other senior government officials.
The official Independence Day ceremony is scheduled to be held at Galle Face Green next Monday morning.
Solih is scheduled to conclude his three-day state visit and return to Maldives on Tuesday.