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Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary invites CHOGM leaders to travel to the North

2013 Nov 12

Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka Gotabhaya Rajapaksa invited the world leaders who attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this week to travel to the Northern Province to see firsthand the work carried out by the government following the end of the war.

He told the local media that the CHOGM leaders would be able to see the development in the area and the human rights issues addressed by the government.

Defense Secretary called on the international community not to make decisions based on what the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says.

According to Rajapaksa, it would be good for the government if the CHOGM leaders visit the North and see the former war torn areas and would be interesting to see the rehabilitation work carried out by the government with the former LTTE carders and child soldiers.

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