Friday, July 29, 2011


First Lady returns

  • Friday, July 29, 2011
  • Arunthathi Kanagaratnam
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  • First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa who attended a three day special seminar on children suffering from autism returned to Sri Lanka on Wednesday afternoon.

    First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa

    Bangladesh Health Minister A S M Rahul Haq was at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Air Port, Dakha to see the first lady off before she emplaned for her return to Sri Lanka.

    The special seminar in children suffering from autism is of special significance to Sri Lanka. The First Lady’s address to the seminar which focused on six main factors necessary to draw the attention of the world community towards measures that should be taken for the future welfare of children in South Asia suffering from autism came in for special praise from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chairperson of India’s National Consultative Committee Sonia Gandhi.

    Earlier, prior to her departure from Bangladesh First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa visited the Shisu Academy in Dhaka on an inspection tour.

    The Bangladesh Ministry of Womens and Childrens Affairs organised a reception for the First Lady at which the students at the Academy gave her a rousing welcome with a special dance and musical performance. Bangladesh Minister of Womens and Childrens Affairs Sherin Shamani Shawdri was also present on the occasion.

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