Sri Lanka's First Lady Visits Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center

June 1, 2013
By Yang Yang & An JingEditor: Fan Wenjun & Liu Yunting

The first lady of Sri Lanka, Shiranthi Rajapaksa, visited the Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on May 30, 2013.

The first lady of Sri Lanka Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, visiting the Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on May 30, 2013. [Shaanxi Women's Federation / He Wei]

The first lady of Sri Lanka Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, visiting the Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on May 30, 2013. [Shaanxi Women's Federation / He Wei]



She is accompanying her husband, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to attend a conference of Asian political parties in Xi'an.

The first lady of Sri Lanka Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, visiting the Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on May 30, 2013. [Shaanxi Women's Federation / He Wei]

The first lady of Sri Lanka Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, visiting the Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on May 30, 2013. [Shaanxi Women's Federation / He Wei]



Accompanied by President and Vice President of Shaanxi Women's Federation Jing Jianping and Shan Hong, Mrs Rajapaksa visited various educational institutions including a children's arts training base, and a children's arts troupe in the center. They also toured a domestic services company.

The first lady of Sri Lanka Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, visiting the Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on May 30, 2013. [Shaanxi Women's Federation / He Wei]

The first lady of Sri Lanka Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, visiting the Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on May 30, 2013. [Shaanxi Women's Federation / He Wei]



Later, Mrs Rajapaksa and Jing exchanged views on promoting women and children's development, exploring deeper cooperation between Shaanxi Province and Sri Lanka in the area. The first lady also spoke highly of the efforts the Shaanxi Women's Federation has made in providing free skills training to rural women to promote employment.

At the end of the visit, Mrs Rajapaksa inscribed for the activity center and Jing presented traditional Chinese handcrafts to her as a gift.

The first lady of Sri Lanka Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, visiting the Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on May 30, 2013. [Shaanxi Women's Federation / He Wei]

The first lady of Sri Lanka Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, visiting the Shaanxi Women and Children's Activity Center in Xi'an, capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, on May 30, 2013. [Shaanxi Women's Federation / He Wei]



President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife arrived in China on May 27, 2013, for a four-day official visit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

(Provided by Shaanxi Women's Federation)\

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