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Kamalesh Sharma arrives in Sri Lanka

25 October 2014 08:58 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma arrived in Sri Lanka this afternoon on a five day official visit, External Affairs Ministry said.

It said he would remain in the country till Wednesday (29).

He is to brief President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, on the achievement of objectives and implementation of work set at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November 2013.

The Secretary-General will also meet other members of the Government of Sri Lanka, including the Minister of External Affairs, Professor G L Peiris.

During his five-day visit, the Secretary-General will also review the implementation of various initiatives being undertaken as part of his Good Offices work to support Sri Lanka's national development and post-conflict plans, and will take the opportunity to meet with the Chairperson and Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka; the Commissioner of Elections; and, representatives of civil society organisations.

Mr Sharma will travel to the Northern Province for the first time as Secretary-General where he will spend the day in and around Jaffna to review first-hand post-conflict developments, current priorities and ongoing challenges.  


  Comments - 2

  • Kandiah DeSilva Saturday, 25 October 2014 06:22 PM

    He will be looked after well by our Government during his stay in Sri Lanka. He will then write a report to say everything is in perfect order and the Tamils are enjoying luxury life in Sri Lanka. Douglas will confirm the same. Matter is then closed forever.

    CEEDEEBEE Sunday, 26 October 2014 07:21 AM

    Just another no-body living the high life on the Commonwealth Tax Payers money, and in this case the Sri Lankan Taxpayers in particular.

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