Commonwealth Secretary-General arrives in Sri Lanka

kamlesh sharmaCommonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma arrived in Sri Lanka on 31 January 2015 for a three day official visit.

Mr Sharma will meet  President Maithripala Sirisena, who became the Commonwealth’s Chair-in-Office following the recent Presidential elections. The Secretary-General will also meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera to discuss Commonwealth priorities as well as options for practical Commonwealth support for Sri Lanka’s national priorities.

The Secretary-General said: “I am looking forward to working with President Sirisena as Chair-in-Office in the run up to the Heads of Government meeting in Malta in November.

“Sri Lanka is a founding member of the modern Commonwealth, and I will be discussing how we can best support the country during this period of transition and in advancing national plans for the future.”

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