Aug 16, Colombo: More than 70 representatives from 15 Commonwealth countries have arrived in Sri Lanka to make preparations for their delegations to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 ahead of summit to be held in Colombo in November.
The Government Information Department said the representatives will tour the venue of the opening ceremony, the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, conduct detailed walkthroughs of the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) which is the site of the executive sessions and meetings and visit Waters Edge, the location of the retreat.
CHOGM 2013 Taskforce Secretariat in Colombo has coordinated the three-day visit of the delegations.
They will also visit the locations of the two out-of-Colombo forums - the Commonwealth People's Forum (CPF) in Hikkaduwa and the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) in Hambantota.
Activities of CHOGM 2013 will take place November 10-17 while the main executive sessions will take place November 15-17.