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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

Sri Lanka Government delegation off to Geneva today

Colombo, 25 October, ( The Sri Lanka Government delegation for the Geneva talks will leave the country today.

The delegation includes ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, Ferial Ashraff, Rohitha Bogollagama, Peace Secretariat Head Palitha Kohona, Gomin Dayasiri (PC) and former IGP Chandra Fernando.

However Sri Lanka's Naval Chief Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, who was a member of the Sri Lanka delegation in the first round of Geneva talks held in February this year, is not included in the forthcoming Geneva talks team.

Meanwhile, a Swiss Embassy Spokesperson said that the preparations for the talks were 'well under way'. They are to take place at a Convention Centre in Geneva.

In the last round of talks held in Geneva, the Swiss Government which hosted the talks had arranged facilities for the LTTE and Government delegations to stay in the same hotel.

It is learnt that this time LTTE and Government delegations would be accommodated in two different hotels. The reason for change was said "security."

- Asian Tribune -

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