The scheduled visit and bilateral talks between the Jordanian government and Sri Lanka was canceled due to resignation of Jordan's prime minister, an official said on Monday.
Sisira Wijesinghe, Coordinating Secretary to Sri Lankan Prime Minister, D. M. Jayaratne told Xinhua the scheduled visit and bilateral talks were canceled due to the ongoing political turmoil in the Middle Eastern country.
Jordan's premier and Defense Minister Awn Khasawneh together with a delegation comprising ministers of Trade and Industry, Foreign Affairs, Planning and Cooperation, Public Works and Houses, Health and Labor were to visit the country from May 7 to 10.
"The visit has been completely canceled as Jordan's Prime Minister Khasawneh has resigned and the country was undergoing a political crisis," he said.
Wijesinghe said that Jordanian officials have informed that the 3-day visit was indefinitely postponed.
On April 26 Khasawneh resigned while he was on an official visit to Turkey. The resignation of Khasawneh, a former judge of the International Court of Justice marks the third prime minister who had either quit or been fired since protests broke out in January 2011.
Jordan is one of the leading countries in the Middle-East where a large number of Sri Lankans are employed and at present more than 50,000 Sri Lankans are working there as house maids and garment factory workers.