UK All- Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka met with President
[January 05 2018]
The UK All- Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka met
with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat,
Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group including
its Chair Mr Ranil Jayawardena of Sri Lankan origin, MP, House of
Commons, who represent the Conservative Party of the UK, participated in
The delegation arrived in the country with the aim of
strengthening the relations with Sri Lanka as a Commonwealth country as
well as to promote trade and investment relations between the two
The delegation also said to the President that there
is immense progress in the programmes carried out by the Government
during the past period to strengthen the democracy and the steps taken
to develop the economy of the country, implementation of the special
development projects as well as promotion of foreign trade.
President Sirisena pointed out the importance of
further strengthening the relations between the two countries to reap
maximum benefits from the opportunities of new technology and promotion
of employment opportunities.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is
scheduled to take place in the United Kingdom in April this year, and
the delegation said that in parallel to this event, the two countries
are expected to further consolidate their ties.
The Secretary to the President Austin Fernando and
Michelle Donelan, Chris Green and John Lamont representing the UK All-
Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka participated in this meeting.