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Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, presided over a discussion with Dr. Mohan Kaul, Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council

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Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, presided over a discussion at the Ministry on Wednesday with Dr. Mohan Kaul, Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council, and with representatives of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Sri Lanka with regard to arrangements for the meeting of the Business Council in Colombo on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting to be held in Sri Lanka in November this year.  Mr. Neomal Perera, Deputy Minister of External Affairs and Mr. Mahendra Amarasuriya, Co-chairs of the Business Council, attended the discussion.


 

Prof. Peiris delivers a lecture at the University of Tel Aviv

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Prof.G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, during his official visit to Israel last week, delivered a lecture at the University of Tel Aviv . Minister Peiris called on President Shimon Peres of the State of Israel and had discussion with Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel.


 

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