PNP welcomes first head of state visitor

January 18, 2019

THE Philippine National Police today welcomes His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in his official visit to the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame.

The first foreign president to visit Camp Crame, President Sirisena will be accorded full state honors upon arrival.         

He earlier told President Duterte that Sri Lanka is willing to emulate the government’s relentless crackdown on illegal drug trafficking and abuse and other forms of criminality to address the same problem in his home country.

He will be received by Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año and PNP chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center where a formal program will be held for the visiting delegation on the last leg of the 5-day Sri Lankan leader’s state visit to the Philippines.

“The PNP is honored to host this first ever visit to the PNP National Headquarters by a foreign head of state,” Gen. Albayalde said.         

Dangerous Drugs Board chairman Secretary Catalino S. Cuy will also render a briefing for the Sri Lankan head of state on the national anti-illegal drugs campaign being waged by the Duterte administration.

A static display and photo exhibit depicting scenes from actual anti-illegal drugs operations will be presented for the Sri Lankan delegation.

Last Wednesday, President Sirisena and President Rodrigo R Duterte held private meetings in Malacañang during which five bilateral agreements were signed to further strengthen the two countries’ trade, defense, agriculture, tourism, education, cultural and people-to-people exchanges.