Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited Australia from 13–17 February 2017 to mark the 70th Anniversary of diplomatic relations.
During this visit, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull welcomed Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to Australia with a reception at Parliament House.
The event brought together around 500 prominent members of the Sri Lankan community, the Australian and Sri Lankan cricket fraternity and prominent leaders in business and academia.
Prime Ministers spoke warmly of our strong historical ties, common values and shared interest — including cricket — as well as our modern and dynamic relationship.
The event was also a chance to welcome the touring Sri Lankan cricket team, which were playing the PM’s XI in Canberra the next day.