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Sri Lanka prepares to host Commonwealth Summit 2013

Secretary-General-of-the-Commonwealth-Kamalesh-Sharma-meets-Prof-GL-Peiris -Sri Lanka
Secretary-General-Commonwealth-Kamalesh-
meets-Prof-GL-Peiris Sri Lanka

Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting(CHOGM) 2013

TheSecretary-General of the Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma, who is in Colombo to
participate in the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference currently being
held in the Sri Lanka, and ExternalAffairs Prof. G.L Peiris have discussed the arrangements for the CommonwealthHeads of Government meeting(CHOGM) in sri lanka November 2013.

Minister External Affairs Prof. G.L Peiris conveyed to the Secretary-General the wish
of President Mahinda Rajapaksa that 
Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting(CHOGM) 2013 should have an economic focus,
with particular emphasis on youth entrepreneurship in the rural sector.the External Affairs Ministry said .

the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting(CHOGM) will be the largest international event at the level of Heads of State Sri
Lanka will be hosting since the 5th Summit of the Non Aligned Movement Sri
Lanka hosted in 1976. The summit will bring the leaders of 54 member countries
of the Commonwealth to Sri Lanka next year(2013).

The
CHOGM held in Trinidad and Tobago in November  2009 unanimously agreed to hold its
2013 meeting in Colombo,Sri Lanka and at the 2011 CHOGM held in Perth, Western
Australia, Commonwealth reaffirmed their decision to hold the CHOGM 2013 in Sri
Lanka.
Following
the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting(CHOGM)2013 Sri Lanka will serve as the Chair of CHOGM for the next two
years. CHOGM 2015 will be held in Mauritius.

Minister Prof. G.L Peiris Said the Secretary-General that Sri Lanka
looks forward to welcoming Heads of Government of the Commonwealth and all
other delegates to Sri Lanka next year(2013).

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