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Cablegate: Sri Lankan Attendance Community of Democracie

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O 210724Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6852
INFO RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 0427
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 7414
RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU PRIORITY 5541
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 4037
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 1392
RUEHCG/AMCONSUL CHENNAI PRIORITY 8005
RUEHBI/AMCONSUL MUMBAI PRIORITY 5642
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 064
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 2328

UNCLAS COLOMBO 001309

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SC/INS, G (FERRAO), AND DRL/MLGA (PAZ)

E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM KDEM UNGA CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKAN ATTENDANCE COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACIE
MEETING NOT CONFIRMED

REF: STATE 129764

O September 17, Ambassador hand-delivered a letter to
Foreign Minister Rohiha Bogollagama encouraging Sri Lanka to
attend te Community of Democracies meeting to be hosted by
Mali on October 1. DCM phoned Foreign Secretary Palitha
Kohona on Septeber 20 to follow up. Kohona said Bogollagama
wasscheduled to depart New York before the meeting, bu was
considering changing his plans so that he culd attend. The
Minister's party leaves Sri Lana today. In the absence of a
firm commitment onthe part of the Foreign Minister to
attend, Embasy suggests that USUN follow up with the Sri
Lankan UNGA delegation.
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