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Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 19:35
Britain undecided on Commonwealth
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British Foreign Secretary and Commonwealth Affairs Minister Alistair Burt says that the British Government has so far not taken a decision with regard to participating in the Commonwealth Summit.

Speaking to our news team the British Foreign Secretary and Commonwealth Affairs Minister said that discussion had been held on the subject with top representatives of the Sri Lankan Government.

The British Foreign Secretary and Commonwealth Affairs Minister toured the North today.

During the tour the British Foreign Secretary had inspected the housing project being constructed in Mullaitiv under British aid.

The British Foreign Secretary is scheduled to meet Foreign Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga tomorrow.

Meanwhile the visiting Australian delegation  including Australian Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop too toured Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Trincomalee today.

The three USA representatives who had visited the island left for Maldives today.

They are scheduled to return to the Sri Lanka and meet representatives of civil organizations tomorrow.

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