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My statement is the Government's stance - Minister G.L. Peiris affirms
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The Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris stated in parliament today that the statements which he makes on Sri Lanka’s foreign policy reflect the stance of the government.

However, the Acting Minister of Mass Media and Information Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena expressed a different stance at the cabinet decisions media briefing.

Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena stated that the views expressed by Minister Professor G.L. Peiris regarding the Geneva resolution are not the stance of the government.

However, convening a media briefing after returning to the island following the Geneva Human Rights Council session Minister Professor G.L. Peiris stated that he rejects the resolution which was presented against Sri Lanka.

The following is the statement which was made by the Acting Minister of Mass Media and Information Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena at yesterday’s cabinet decisions media briefing with regard to the statement made by the Minister of External Affairs…

However, addressing the parliament today, the Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris clearly stated that the statements which he makes on the foreign policy are a reflection of the stance of the government.

An exchange between Indo-Sri Lankan Opposition Leaders in the forthcoming festive season

The Indian Government has plans to send an all-party delegation led by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj to Sri Lanka in April to look into their living conditions.

Swaraj told Indian reporters that the all-party delegation’s visit to Sri Lanka is very much on and is tentatively scheduled from April 16th to 21st.

The Bharathiya Janatha Party has nominated Prahlad Joshi from the Lok Sabha and M. Venkaiah Naidu from the Rajya Sabha as its representatives in the delegation.

Meanwhile, Former President Chandrika Bandaranayaka, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe and Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera are scheduled to engage on an Indian tour next month.

They will be engaging on this tour to attend a seminar organized by Indian Voluntary Organizations.

Reports indicate that Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe has been rendered an invitation to make the opening speech at the seminar.

Furthermore, while engaged in this tour former President Chandrika Bandaranayaka, the Opposition Leader and Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera are scheduled to hold discussions with leaders of the opposition party in India.

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