Sri Lankan president postpones visit to Bangladesh

DHAKA, July 3, 2006 (AFP) – Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has postponed a visit to Bangladesh next week due to a full schedule at home, the foreign ministry said here Monday. Rajapakse was to hold talks with Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia during the three-day visit from July 12. “The president has postponed the visit because of some important engagements at home,” foreign ministry spokesman Zahirul Haq told AFP without elaborating.