Media reports that saying the Prime Minister will visit Pope Francis during his visit to Italy are completely false- Secretary to the Prime Minister

The media reports that the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is on a visit to Italy, will meet His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican during that visit are completely false. Rohan Weliwita, Secretary to the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister’s visit to Italy is planned based on the keynote address at the inaugural session of an international conference at the University of Bologna and on diplomatic meetings.