Sri Lankan president due next month
President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirissena is expected to pay an official visit to Bangladesh in March at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Diplomatic sources said foreign ministry officials of Dhaka and Colombo had already started preparations for the visit.
They are working to find suitable dates for the visit when Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will sign several deals to further promote bilateral ties, added the sources.
This is going to be the first visit of Sirissena to Dhaka since he was elected the president.
He visited Bangladesh in 2013 and 2014 as a minister.
Meanwhile, the foreign ministry of Bangladesh has deferred the joining of present Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tarik Ahsan in the Islamabad mission due to the upcoming visit of the Sri Lankan president.