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* Sri Lanka informs diplomatic community of current developments in the country
Mon, Dec 9, 2013, 12:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga briefed Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka on current developments.

Minister Peiris informed the diplomatic community of a series of events involving the professional, academic and business communities and their role in working with the government in implementing the objectives of the recently concluded Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the government media unit said.

The census being carried out in the Northern Province, the team of full-time officials under the Land Commissioner dealing with the land issues in the North as a matter of priority, the initiatives with regard to bilingual capability of youth, in particular the establishment of mixed schools on the basis of a decision by the Cabinet of Ministers, and the government's meetings with special Rapporteur on Internally Displaced Persons Dr. Chaloka Beyani were some of the topics included in the briefing by Minister Peiris.

Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga provided the diplomats with a detailed briefing on the implementation process in respect of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, and progress with regard to the National Action Plan.

He also apprised the diplomats of the census launched on November 28th to assess the human and property damages occurred since 1982 till the end of the conflict, which is a key recommendation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

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