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Cablegate: Un Unga: Sri Lanka High-Level Attendance And

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000885

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INSB
IO/UNP (SUN)
USUN (DUGAN)
NSC (BROWN)
SCA/RA (MAZZONE)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP CVIS UNGA CE
SUBJECT: UN UNGA: SRI LANKA HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE AND
REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS

REF: STATE 68590

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1. The following is the information requested in Reftel
regarding the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 64th United Nations
General Assembly (UNGA):

A. Attendance of the Head of State:

The head of state will not attend the UNGA.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government:

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mr. Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka will
attend.

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and other
U.S. locations, and whether the head of government
will be present for the General Debate:

Arrival to New York: September 19 at 14:45
Departure from New York: September 28 at 23:00

The Prime Minister will be present for the General Debate.

-- Whether the spouse of the Head of Government (if any) will
travel to New York:

Not applicable.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in a bilateral or
multilateral meeting:

Yes, for the Prime Minister's statement to the UNGA, which
will be delivered in Sinhala language.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister:

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Mr. Rohitha
Bogollagama will attend the UNGA.

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and other
U.S. locations, and whether the Foreign Minister will be
present for the General Debate:

The arrival date to New York for Mr. Rohitha Bogollagama is
September 16 at 14:45. The departure date from New York is
September 29 at 23:00.

-- Whether the spouse of the Foreign Minister (if any) will
travel to New York:

The Foreign Minister's spouse, Mrs. Deepthi Bogollagama, will
travel to New York.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in bilateral or
multilateral meetings:

No interpretation services are required.

D. Attendance of other VIP's:

Advance Security Officer:

Mr. P.B. Nikahetiya, Senior Superintendent of Police


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Prime Minister's Delegation:

Mr. Mahinda Bandusena, Secretary to Prime Minister
Mrs. Indika P. Chandratilaka, Private Secretary
Mrs. W.M.S.P. Mendis, Coordinating Secretary
Mr. M. Kapila Lakshman, Photographer
Mr. M.M.A. Manage, Superintendent of Police
Mr. M. Kapila Lakshman, Photographer
Mr. W.M. Udayasoma, Police Sergeant
Mr. K.K.S. Amarawanse, Police Constable
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Delegation:
Mr. P. Chularatne de Silva, PSO to the Hon. Minister of
Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Delegation:

Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Environment and
Natural Resources
Ms. L.P. Batuwitage, Additional Secretary, Ministry of
Environment
Mr. W.L. Sumathipala, Director, Ministry of Environment

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and
whether the VIP will be present for the General Debate.

Advance Security Officer Mr. P.B. Nikahetiya will arrive in
New York on September 16 at 14:45 and depart New York on
September 28 at 23:00.

The Prime Minister's delegation will arrive in New York on
September 19 14:45 and will depart New York on September 28
at 19:45.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Delegation will arrive in New
York on September 16 at 14:45 and depart New York on
September 29 at 23:00.

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Delegation
will arrive in New York on September 19 at 14:45 and depart
on September 25 at 11:20.

-- Whether the spouse of the VIP (if any) will travel to New
York. If so, please provide the spouse's name:

The spouses of the VIPs will not travel to New York.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in bilateral or
multilateral meetings:

No interpretation services are required.

E. Attendance of the Foreign Ministry official responsible
for IO affairs:

Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam (MFA), Additional Secretary (MA, SA
and SAARC and Gen. Admin.)
Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne (MFA), Director General/Europe, CIS
and Americas
Mrs. A.U. Yatawara (MFA), Coordinating Secretary to the Hon.
Minister of Foreign Affairs

-- Arrival and departure dates in New York.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials responsibe for IO
affairs will arrive in New York on September 16 at 14:45 and

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depart New York on September 29 at 23:00.

-- Whether the spouse of the Foreign Ministry official (if
any) will travel to New York:

The spouse of the Foreign Ministry officials will not travel
to New York.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in bilateral or
multilateral meetings:

No interpretation services are required.

2. For any further inquiries from Post on this matter please
contact Charles Ferrara at FerraraCJ@state.gov.
BUTENIS

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