Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* UK not decided on attending CHOGM in Sri Lanka
Thu, Jan 31, 2013, 09:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 31, Colombo: The British government has not yet taken a decision whether to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka in November this year, the visiting Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for South Asia of the British Government, Alistair Burt has said.

Speaking to a local radio station, Hiru FM, the Minister, who is on a two-day official visit to the island has said that discussions had been held on the subject with top representatives of the Sri Lankan Government.

Minister Burt said the Queen's attendance to the CHOGM in Sri Lanka is a Commonwealth matter and not up to the Queen or the UK government to decide.

He said the British government expects the CHOGM to take place in a Sri Lanka where the values of the Commonwealth are upheld.

"We expect Sri Lanka to uphold the values shared by all in the Commonwealth that include democratic principles, rule of law and human rights," the British Minister has said.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will visit Sri Lanka on February 10th to discuss arrangements for the CHOGM 2013.

The British Foreign Minister today visited the North and he is is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga tomorrow.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
U.S. citizens in Sri Lanka warned of attacks by tuk-tuk drivers
-- [22 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Non-finance businesses advised to report suspicious transactions to the Financial Intelligence Unit
-- [1 hour and 1 minutes ago]
Minister holds local rice millers responsible for supply shortages of rice in the market
-- [1 hour and 30 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka in talks with Russia to credit purchase Gepard 5.1 frigates
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka "Focus Country" for the year at Expo Pakistan 2017
-- [2 hours ago]
World Bank recommends Sri Lanka faster implementation of vital reforms to drive economic growth
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Air Force sends first replacement aviation unit under UN mission to South Sudan
-- [9 hours ago]
Over 150 arrested for illegally dumping garbage
Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam of Sri Lanka re-elected to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers
Sri Lanka Colombo Stock Exchange appoints Dumith Fernando to the Board

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.