President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his discussions with Turkey’s President Abdul Gul in Ankara, emphasized the necessity to implement a global mechanism to eliminate terrorism. The two leaders also discussed trade between the two countries. A MoU on the exchange of prisoners between the two countries was signed, the Presidential Media Unit said yesterday.
A spokesman for the unit told The Island that Rajapaksa had stressed the historical significance of the two countries and invited Turkey’s people to visit Sri Lanka to see its ancient cities.
He said Turkey would invest in several plants to manufacture medical equipment, non-traditional products and construct a state-of-the-art Information Technology centre in Sri Lanka.
Answeringa question by a journalist, President Rajapaksa said there was no bad terrorism or good terrorism. Terrorist activities carried out in any part of the world should be denounced and all countries have to take drastic action to eliminate the scourge.