GL to raise Transnational Government issue with UN and US government

1 Jun

GL to raise Transnational Government issue with UN and US government

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L Peiris who is currently visiting the United States is expected to raise the issue of the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (PTGTE) when he meets officials from United Nations and the US government.

Prof. Peiris who left Colombo on Saturday is scheduled to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York. He is expected to raise the issue of the PTGTE and is also expected to discuss the Secretary General’s decision to appoint a special panel on Sri Lanka and UN under Secretary General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe’s scheduled visit to the island. Prof. Peiris is also expected meet US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on Wednesday in Washington DC along with senior officials from the US State Department where he will raise the PTGTE issue.

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L Peiris’s visit to the US comes in the wake of  the first PTGTE meeting in Philadelphia recently which was followed by several meeting in European countries on May 2.

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