Sri Lanka s invitation to India tomorrow - Canadian representatives also in the island

Sunday, 18 August 2013 - 12:54


Minister of External Affairs Professor G L Peiris will travel to India today to handover the Official invitation to India for the CHOGM.


The Minister is scheduled to meet with Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh tomorrow and also with Indian external affairs Minister Salman Kurshid.


Meanwhile, although Canada has not yet made an official statement regarding their participation at the CHOGM in Sri Lanka in November, one of their representatives are currently in the island.


70 representatives from 15 countries have arrived in the country to look in to preparations for CHOGM.


Today is the final day of their visit.


The Ministry of External Affairs says that all Commonwealth countries are expected to participate at the Meeting.


Media Spokesperson of the Commonwealth Task Force Secretariat Anuradha Herath stated that Canada would at least send a representative for the CHOGM.