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* GL Peiris Sri Lanka's next Foreign Minister?
Fri, Apr 23, 2010, 09:24 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Cabinet Minister of Export Development and International Trade, Prof. G.L. Peiris is most likely to be the next Foreign Minister, a source said.

Other the candidates that have been considered for the post were former ministers Nimal Siripala de Siva, Sarath Amunugama, and Mahinda Samarasinghe. Among them Prof. Peiris was the most likely, the source said as he is expected to be the most prudent when expenditures of the Foreign Ministry are considered.

The former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama is well-known for his excessively lavish lifestyle to the consternation of the government and the President. The government promised in its election campaign to cut wastage and eliminate corruption.

Minister Peiris was Professor of Law, Dean of the Faculty of Law and later Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo before he took to politics.

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