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Paul Murphy MP, Chairman of the British Intelligence and Security Committee, to visit Sri Lanka

Colombo, 14 November, ( Paul Murphy MP, a former Northern Ireland Minister is expected to visit Sri Lanka between 14 and 16 November.

Mr Murphy was the Cabinet Minister responsible for Northern Irish affairs between 2002 and 2005, and was closely involved in the Northern Ireland peace process. He previously served as Political Development Minister for Northern Ireland. He is currently the Chairman of the British Intelligence and Security Committee.

He will be accompanied by Mr Christopher MacCabe, the British Joint Secretary of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat.

Mr Murphy will be giving a speech to the Chamber of Commerce today in the evening about his experience in Northern Ireland and possible read across to the situation in Sri Lanka.

While in Sri Lanka Mr Murphy will meet a range of key participants in the Sri Lankan peace process and share his experiences of building peace in Northern Ireland.

His visit follows a meeting in August where British Prime Minister Tony Blair discussed with President Mahinda Rajapakse ways in which the UK could support the Norwegian facilitated peace process.

- Asian Tribune -

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