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Sirisena said although the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) had been defeated militarily, its ideology and agents are very much alive.
Sirisena pledged in 2015 in the run up to his election in which he defeated Rajapaksa that all alleged human rights violations during the Rajapaksa regime would be duly investigated.
Sirisena also urged the parties to put an end to power struggle, both within his own unity government and within the opposition groups.
The Indian firm was to revive the eastern province's Kantalai state sugar factory owned by the state and was seeking state approval for the project, officials said.
There was no immediate comment from the presidential secretariat, but Sirisena's senior aides said he had been informed of the arrest.
The reshuffle took place after the defection of six ministers from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to the opposition last month.
Former justice minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was sworn into cabinet with the higher education and culture portfolios, in a reshuffle prompted by the resignation of six ministers last month.
Sirisena's current government in 2015 through the nineteenth amendment to the constitution restored the two term limit. This means Rajapaksa cannot become President again.
In a surprise move, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today issued a proclamation suspending the sessions of Parliament without any official reasons.
The other SLFP ministers, who had remained absent from the House during the no-confidence motion, will remain in the government, sources said.
Wickremesinghe, 68, who leads a national unity government in alliance with Sirisena's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), received 122 votes against the motion while 76 favoured the motion to oust him.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is part of the unity government with Wickremesinghe is yet to decide on the way they will vote on the motion.
During his visit, the Sri Lankan president will meet President Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and hold discussions on issues of mutual importance, officials said.
Island-wide restrictions on image and video sharing on messaging apps WhatsApp and Viber were lifted on Wednesday.
Following improvement in communal situation, Sri Lanka government under pressure to lift social media ban
The government imposed a state of emergency last week and blocked Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media sites following anti-Muslim violence in Kandy and Ampara districts.