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Cablegate: 58th Unga: Sri Lankan Government Attendance

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS COLOMBO 001294

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

DEPARTMENT FOR IO/UNP (NARANJO), IP/PPC (HUGHES), USUN
(ZAID), NSC (DICARLO), SA/INS, SA/RA (SCHLOSSER)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07-25-13
TAGS: PREL OTRA KSEP CE MV UNGA UN
SUBJECT: 58th UNGA: Sri Lankan government attendance

Ref: State 184648

1. (U) This message is Sensitive but Unclassified --
Please handle accordingly.

2. (SBU) Per the format requested in Reftel, Mission
forwards the Sri Lankan government's plans for official
attendance at the 58th United Nations General Assembly
in September 2003. Mission will forward further
information re travel and attendance, as received.
(Note: We have not yet heard from the Maldivian
government regarding its attendance plans.)

A. ATTENDANCE OF HEAD OF STATE

-- No plans to attend UNGA

B. ATTENDANCE OF HEAD OF GOVERNMENT

-- Honorable Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri
Lanka

-- Arrival and departure date to be informed later

-- Yes, the PM will be present for General Debate

-- Yes, Mrs. Maithree Wickremasinghe will travel to New
York

-- No, interpreting is not required

C. ATTENDANCE OF FOREIGN MINISTER

-- Honorable Tyrone Fernando, Minister of Foreign
Affairs of Sri Lanka

-- Arrival and departure date to be informed later

-- Yes, the minister will be present for General Debate

-- No, spouse will not travel to New York

-- No, interpreting is not required

D. ATTENDANCE OF OTHER VIP'S

-- To be informed later

E. ATTENDANCE OF FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE
FOR IO AFFAIRS

-- To be informed later

ENTWISTLE

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