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Basil holds talks with British envoy on north

21 August 2013 11:25 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin held talks with Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa in Colombo today and discussed among other matters the progress of the demining program in the North and East, resettlement of displaced persons and development work in the North.

The Economic Development ministry said that they also discussed the arrangements for forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka and the benefits it would bring to the participating countries.

Minister Rajapaksa and the British envoy focused attention on development programs the British Government has helped to launch in Sri Lanka and on new investments here.  The British High Commission’s Head of Political Section Daniel Painter also participated in the discussions, it added.

  Comments - 4

  • Suq Madique Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:01 PM

    The interfering John and subservient Basil have forgotten we are no longer a colony under the Brits.

    Fawzan Wednesday, 21 August 2013 06:57 PM

    Yes sir yes sir! 3 bag full..

    lucy Thursday, 22 August 2013 06:13 AM

    Why doesn't Weerawansa throw a tantrum and say that the north is no business of Britain?

    james bond Thursday, 22 August 2013 06:23 AM


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