UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow on a two-day official visit to discuss reconciliation, demining and the illegal wildlife trade.
The visit to Colombo and Jaffna on the 5th and 6th October is Mr. Field’s first official visit to Sri Lanka since becoming Foreign Office Minister for Asia and the Pacific.
During his two-day visit he will meet Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera, Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan, Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya and Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray.
In Colombo he will meet with families affected by enforced disappearances from both the north and south of the country, and hear of their concerns and their hopes for the Office of Missing Persons. He will also meet UK and Sri Lankan education institutions at the British Council to discuss education, and the UK’s world-leading role in transnational learning.