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Cablegate: Sri Lanka: Official Delegation List for 62nd Unga

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6811
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0619
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RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 2322

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STATE FOR IO/PPC (BATLLE) AND SCA/RA (PFLEIDERER, MICALLER)
USUN FOR MCBRIDE
NSC FOR MCDONALD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ITRA OVIP UNGA CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA: OFFICIAL DELEGATION LIST FOR 62ND UNGA

REF: A) STATE 101170 B) COLOMBO 1077

1. (SBU) Embassy Colombo has received by diplomatic note the
following list (para 2) of the official delegation and media
members who are scheduled to visit the USA accompanying H.E.
the President of Sri Lanka for the 62nd United Nations
General Assembly.

2. (SBU) (begin list)

Composition of Delegation for the Official Visit of H.E. the
President to UN General Assembly in New York 23 to 26 August
2007:

H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa, President
Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa, First Lady

Honorable Ministers:
Honorable Rohitha Bogollagama ) Minister of Foreign Affairs
Honorable Douglas Devananda, Minister of Social Services and
Social Welfare
Honorable Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Minister of Mass Media
and Information
Honorable Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Environment
Honorable T. B. Ekanayake, Minister of Highways

Officers from Presidential Secretariat:
Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President
Mr. Sajin Vass Gunawardena, Coordinating Secretary to the
President

Officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Dr. Palitha T. B. Kohona, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs
Mr. M. M. Jaffeer, Chief of Protocol
Mr. Gihan Indraguptha, Assistant Chief of Protocol

Medical Staff:
Dr. S. D. Jayaratne
Dr. Asela Wijeratna (Army)

Security Staff: Advance Security
Police:
Mr. S. M. Wickramasinghe, DIG
Mr. S. A. R. P. Jayathilake, ASP

Army:
Brigadier K. J. Alwis, Military Security Coordinator

H.E. the President's Security:
Major S.W. M. Fernando
Major U. A. A. P. Ubeysiriwardena
Lieutenant Y. M. L. Abeyrathna
Lance Corporal K. B. Rohana Bandara
Lance Corporal H. P. S. Sisira Bandara
Lance Corporal M. L. Wijepala

Food Taster: PC Amarasinghe Saman Udaya Kumara

Personal Aide: Mr. E. W. Kamal Wasantha

Media Personnel:
Mr. Newton Gunaratne, Director - Electronic Media
Mr. Lucien Rajakarunanayake, Director - Media
Mr. Sudath Silva, Chief Official Photographer
Mr. Sugath Sri Lanka Dias, News Cameraman ) SLRC
Mr. Chaminda Gunaratne, News Producer ) SLRC
Mr. Sumudu Ranjith, Teleprompt Operator
Mr. A.H. M. Azwar, Advisor to the President
Mr. Sisira Kothalawala, DG Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation
Mr. Pramod De Silva, Editor ) Daily News
Mr. Aruna Balasuriya, Journalist ) Divaina
Mr. T. D. K. Jayantha, Journalist ) SLBC
Mr. Buddhika Eanjeewa, Producer ) Swarnawahini
Mr. Asoka Lal Sigers, Cameraman ) Government Film Unit
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