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Sharma assures CHOGM success

2013 Nov 12

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma today assured President Mahinda Rajapaksa the success of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

He gave the assurance when he met the President at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

“We are here to make your CHOGM a great success,” Sharma told President Rajapaksa.

The delegations from the Commonwealth Secretariat and Sri Lanka that joined the Secretary-General and the President for the meeting discussed the final arrangements for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 taking place in Colombo this week.

Deputy Secretary General Mmasekgoa Masiri-Mwamba, Director of the Office of the Secretary General Simon Gimson, Director of the Political Affairs Division Amitav Banerji and the Director of the Communications and Public Affairs Division and

Commonwealth Spokesperson Richard Uku accompanied Sharma.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Karunatillake Amunugama and the Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Information Dr. Charitha Herath were present at the meeting.

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