Samaraweera leaves for Europe

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 March 2006, 02:47 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, Mr Mangala Samaraweera, left Colombo Thursday on an official visit to UK, France and Belgium accompanied by Dr Jayantha Dhanapala, Senior Advisor to Sri Lanka President, and senior officials of the Foreign Ministry, a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo said. Mr Samaraweera is scheduled to meet his counterparts, Jack Straw and Phillippe Douste-Blazy during his visit, the release further said.

Full text of the release follows:

Mangala Samaraweera
Mr. Mangala Samaraweera
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera left for the United Kingdom, France and Belgium on 09 March 2006, on his first official visit to these countries after assumption of office as Minister of Foreign Affairs last November.

In the United Kingdom and France, the Minister will be meeting his counterparts Jack Straw and Phillippe Douste-Blazy, respectively, for official talks. In Brussels, he will meet the External Relations Commissioner of the European Commission, Benita Ferrero-Waldner.

Minister Samaraweera is scheduled to have a series of meetings in the three capitals. In London, he will meet the Secretary of State of International Development, Minister of State for the Home Department and teh Sri Lanka All Party Parliamentary Group. In Paris, the Minister will attend several events connected to the South Asia Federation (SAF) Governing Council meetings at the UNESCO Headquarters. He will address the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels.

Further, the Minister is scheduled to deliver a lecture at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and also attend Commonwealth Day celebrations to be held at the Marlborough House as a Guest of Honor.

Minister Samaraweera will be accompanied by Dr Jayantha Dhanapala, Senior Advisor to the President and senior officals of the Ministries of Foreing Affairs, Ports and Aviation.

 

Latest 15 Reports
08.07.20 16:33   Photo
Sinhala colonists encroach into Kangku-veali, Mean-kamam reservoirs in Trincomalee
07.07.20 19:36   Photo
Colombo schemes to expand ilmenite scooping into North from Pulmoaddai in East
06.07.20 19:06  
Colombo transfers Tamil Political Prisoners to notorious Anuradhapura prison
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=17413