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* Indian Foreign Secretary to open English language center in Sri Lanka
Sun, Mar 7, 2010, 12:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 07, Colombo: India's Foreign Secretary Ms. Nirupama Rao is scheduled to meet Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today to hold discussions on the government's resettlement and reconciliation of the minority Tamils, a government source said.

The Foreign Secretary is expected to discuss the progress of the resettlement of displaced civilians in the north and government's plans for political reconciliation with the minority Tamils, the source said.

Ms. Rao and her delegation arrived in Sri Lanka late Saturday night on a three-day official visit. This is her first visit to the country since assuming the post of Foreign Secretary. She was Indian High Commissioner in Colombo from 2004 to 2006.

Later on Sunday Ms. Rao is scheduled to formally open the Sri Lanka India Centre for English Language Training (SLICELT) in Peradeniya.

The Centre, supported by the Government of India and the ADB funded Education for Knowledge Society Project (EKSP) of the Education Ministry, is aimed at developing the English Language training in Sri Lanka.

Ms. Rao is also expected to meet Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama and other senior political leaders before her departure to India on Monday.

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