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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2965

Kumaratunga in London for GLF AGM

London, 01 May, (

Former Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga a member of the Global Leadership Foundation GLF is in London. Kumaratunga attended its AGM held on 25th April 2013 held at London’s Savill Court Hotel.

The current Chairman of GLF is Nobel Lauriat President F W de Klerk, he together with President Nelson Mandela was responsible for the abolition of apartheid in South Africa.

The GLF makes available, discreetly and in confidence, the experience of former leaders to today’s national leaders. It does so through its network of Members - former Presidents, Prime Ministers, senior ministers and other distinguished leaders, drawn together by a desire to give something back to the world.

Among the attention-grabbing discussions this year were

• Transition From Authoritarian Rule

An open discussion on the major factors that make for successful and peaceful transitions and how GLF might play a facilitation role in particular cases.

• Coming To Grips With The Resource Curse

An open discussion focusing on how developing countries with oil and mineral resources to be extracted can get the best advice on how to negotiate with foreign investors, manage the impact on the environment, deal with employment issues and put revenues to best use.

Working in small teams, in their personal capacity, Members offer private and confidential advice to Heads of Government on any issues of concern to them.
GLF is a not-for-profit foundation, registered in Switzerland and is independent of any government or corporate interest.

Some of the other distinguished participants at the London meeting were GLF members Joe Clark Prime Minister, Canada 1979-80, Gareth Evans Foreign Minister, Australia 1988-96; Cassam Uteem President, Mauritius 1992-2002 Jaswant Singh India, Foreign Minister 1998-2002, Defence Minister 2001.

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Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga
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