Pakistani prime minister on two-day visit to Sri Lanka Feb 24, 2021 0 275 12345 dpa Colombo Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived for a a two-day visit in Sri Lanka on Tuesday to discuss a range of topics from politics to business, officials said.Khan and his delegation were welcomed by his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike International airport at Katunayake, 23 kilometres north of the capital Colombo.Khan is also scheduled to meet President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday and take part in a business and investment forum.On his first official visit outside the country this year, Khan is accompanied by a high-powered delegation of Pakistani business leaders and investors, including sectors such as textiles, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, sports goods, jewellery and automotive.The Pakistani premier was originally scheduled to address Sri Lanka’s parliament, but the event was postponed due to preparation issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.Coinciding with Khan’s arrival, Muslim groups on Tuesday organized a protest opposite the president’s office in Colombo demanding that the government lift a ban on burying persons whose deaths are caused by COVID-19.The around 700 protesters also demanded that the premier of Pakistan, a majority Muslim country, raise the issue during his visit with the Sri Lankan leadership.The protesters say that the government ban on burying victims of COVID-19, who are instead cremated due to to contamination concerns, violates Muslim faith. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES India climate activist linked to Greta Thunberg gets bail Feb 24, 2021 0 1087 India to declare 136 people missing in flash flood disaster dead Feb 24, 2021 0 47 Afghan journalist first in country to receive COVID jab Feb 24, 2021 0 52 Iran begins curbs on UN nuclear inspections dpa Tehran Iran has officially begun limiting UN nuclear inspections as of Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, according to state media. Going forward, Zarif said Iran will no longer implement what is .. Congo probes killing of Italian ambassador Kinshasa: Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday sent a team of investigators to eastern North-Kivu province to search for the killers of Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio. The Italian ambassador to the .. Malaysia deports over 1,000 migrants to Myanmar dpa Bangkok Malaysian authorities have deported 1,086 migrants to Myanmar, defying a court ruling that ordered a temporary halt to the planned repatriations. The Immigration Department said on Tuesday that the ..