Former Norwegian PM visits Colombo

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 August 2000, 21:45 GMT]
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik will arrive in Colombo on a two day visit Wednesday afternoon. During his stay in Colombo he will have talks with President Chandrika Kumaratunge, Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe.

Mr.Bondevik will also hold discussions with representatives of Tamil political parties and civil organizations.

Mr.Bondevik is scheduled deliver the keynote address on Thursday at Colombo Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall to mark the first death anniversary of veteran Foreign Minister A.C.S.Hameed. Mr.Bondevik will speak on international understanding and peace in a fast changing world.

Among others invited to speak are UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe, Ministers Prof.G.L.Peiris and A.H.M.Ashraff.

The event is being organized by the A.C.S.Hameed peace Foundation that has been established by friends and family members of the late leader.

 

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