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No country has declined to participate at the Commonwealth Heads of Governance Meeting (CHOGM) in November in Sri Lanka, External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said today.

“Not even one country has said that they will not participate at the summit,” he said.

At a news briefing the Minister said that holding the summit would be an opportunity to boost the economy of the country and said it would be a great investment.

He also said that the government was eagerly inviting all the parties and communities to come and witness the situation in the country.

Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella speaking at the briefing said that all international media were welcome to cover the summit.

Responding to a question whether the Director of the controversial Channel 4 film, Callum Macrae could enter the country, Minister Rambukwella said that anyone who followed the Commonwealth guidelines for media accreditation could enter the country. (Video and news by Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • alex pandiyan Tuesday, 16 July 2013 04:20 AM

    Modaya country will go to modaya

    Bandara Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:33 PM

    Please work with a board of Professsional event planners who have lot of experience in this field. Make the event a successful one. Cut down red tape and commission Kakkas. This is not a Rajapakse event but representing whole of Sri Lanka. Also keep away from party politics, known marauders, big mouth do nothing jokers and less inconvenience to public..

    mani Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:42 AM

    look at the 3rd picture pavithara and the other minister look so bored by the Prof. lecture

    Raj Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:41 AM

    An overestimation ???. waste public money lavishly for glorious first class arrangements unnecessarily to cover the emptiness of the government

    Hong Kong John Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:51 AM

    Yes the UK is sending Prince Charles - do the UK a favour and keep him, please!

    Bandara Tuesday, 16 July 2013 02:12 PM

    Please make sure to get help from Professional Event Planners. Do not Politicise this event as it belongs to the whole country. Stay away from Commission Kakkas, unnecessary laws and burdens to public,thugs and marauders and make less inconvenience to. Make it a successful and a memorable event. Hope to see some good souvenirs and no Bread lines.

    Suda Monday, 15 July 2013 04:10 PM

    Are you Jealous ?

    mani Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:30 AM

    Heads of States participation at the CHOGM is by virtue of being a member state, that's it and nothing else.
    It does not indicate acceptance of the visiting Head of State of the Host countries policies.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 16 July 2013 06:09 AM

    It would do a world of good for the country if the government could put their mad dogs, i.e. the hooligans, thugs, rapists, murderers etc. under leash at least for the duration of this summit.

    Nadi Karunaratne Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:41 AM

    Look at the types...what can we expect. A horror show.

    kondebendapucheena Monday, 15 July 2013 12:21 PM

    Waste of public money

    Yuri Monday, 15 July 2013 12:22 PM

    How many head of the State will come? i sure most respective countries will send some delegate to attend

    mercy2002 Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:54 AM

    Mr GL this just a diplomatic jargon be prepared for the diplomatic bombshells from CHOGM . The absence of the head of the CW is a serious blow to us do remember that

    Cobra Monday, 15 July 2013 12:42 PM

    Yeah, all heads have heard of MR's fabulous breakfast of kiribath and katta sambol with kelawalla ambulthial and are eagerly waiting to come to SL to savor it!!!

    S.Sriranjan Monday, 15 July 2013 01:18 PM

    No Commenwealth Country could decline the conference but could decline the Policy of any Host Country???

    Mutu Monday, 15 July 2013 01:29 PM

    Representations at what level?

    CROW Monday, 15 July 2013 01:31 PM

    AMEN!!

    sangaralingham Tuesday, 16 July 2013 05:58 PM

    all should be welcome. discuss local politics international politcis social issues honestly responsibly truthhfully, find solutions to the problems facing all of us,.---. if not time money wasted. no body wiser

    sathees Monday, 15 July 2013 01:35 PM

    Is Canada coming?


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