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Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 8:00
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the Island.
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Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alestair Bird arrived in the island this dawn.

Our Airport Reporter said that the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office arrived in the island by a Qatar Airways plane at about 3.20 this morning accompanied by two other representatives.

Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary Dr. Karunatilake Amunugama said that the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was scheduled to hold discussions with the Sri Lankan Government Authorities with regard to a number of matters that have an impact on both countries.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary said further that the Ministry hoped to brief the British government about the Sri Lankan government’s development programme of activities carried out especially in the North and East after the war.

Reports say that in addition discussions are also scheduled to be held with regard to the next Commonwealth Summit due to be held in Sri Lanka.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary said further that Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was expected to hold discussion with several top Government representatives during the time of his stay in the island.

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