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Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom to visit Sri Lanka

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Hugo Swire will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 14-16 January 2016.

Minister Swire is expected to call on President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan and former President Kumaratunga during his visit.  He will also meet Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Law and Order & Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake and several other ministers and deputy ministers.

Minister Swire will participate in Thai Pongal celebrations in Jaffna on 15th January 2016 together with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He will also meet the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, C.V. Wigneswaran.

Minister Swire will attend the Galle Literary Festival on 16th January 2016, prior to his departure.

Minister Swire last visited Sri Lanka in January 2015.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Colombo
 
13th January 2016