Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire who arrives in Sri Lanka today on a three day official visit is scheduled to visit Jaffna and hold talks with NGOs. As part of a broad visit Mr Swire will call on senior ministers including Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to discuss the new government’s reform programme and areas of potential co-operation.
He has observed:“I am delighted to be visiting Sri Lanka again so soon after the recent elections, and welcome the early progress made by President Sirisena towards a more democratic and accountable government.
“It is encouraging to see such a renewed desire for peace and reconciliation following past instability. The UK will do all it can to support Sri Lanka as it moves towards a brighter future.”