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C’wealth Secretary-General to arrive in SL

30 July 2018 06:38 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland would arrive in  Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a four-day official visit, the Foreign Affairs  Ministry said on Monday.

In a statement, the ministry said this would be Dame Scotland’s first visit to Sri Lanka since she assumed the Office of Secretary-General in April 2016.

“On August 1, the Secretary-General will call on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and meet Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana. She will meet Ministers Malik Samarawickrama, Faiszer Musthapha, Sagala Ratnayake, Ranjith Madduma Bandara and Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan on August 2 and 3,” it said.   

The main objective of the Secretary-General’s meetings will be to explore greater cooperation and collaboration in the implementation of the agreed outcomes at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, including promoting intra-Commonwealth trade.

Discussions will also include the implementation of the ‘Commonwealth Blue Charter’, under which Sri Lanka holds the role of a champion country to lead the Commonwealth effort towards the restoration of mangroves.

  Comments - 7

  • BREAKING NEWS Monday, 30 July 2018 08:16 PM

    IS SHE FROM SCOTLAND ?

    Stan Monday, 30 July 2018 08:48 PM

    No, she's Dominican.

    Unchikun Monday, 30 July 2018 08:59 PM

    She is from UK!

    Unchikun Monday, 30 July 2018 09:01 PM

    Opps, another opportunity for two of our great clowns. One can propose marriage and the other can go on a "Lemon Puff" diet while I figure our how much is zero/ zero.

    Waco Tuesday, 31 July 2018 12:41 PM

    My3, Missing in action?

    Ahmed Tuesday, 31 July 2018 02:19 PM

    what is the point of staying in common wealth if they're not ready to welcome us in to their countries ? a sri lankan cant visit their countries without going though tough visa steps. lets quit the common wealth. the colonial era is over

    John Wednesday, 01 August 2018 06:13 PM

    Wake up, there is a reason Sri Lankans have visa problems, it is the useless government doesn't want it.


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