Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala in London – Chatham House, 18.00-19.00, 11 Jan 2017

Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation Process, Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka
 The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Chatham House
10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE 
Chatham House website:
1.President Sirisena offers hope. Now he must deliver – A new start for Sri Lanka, The World Today, February 2015, Volume 71, Number 1
2.”Maithripala Sirisena’s election victory over incumbent president Mahinda Rajapakse is remarkable, but he must tackle entrenched political and social problems while holding together what seems an inherently fractious coalition. …………… ………………………”
 – Sri Lanka After the Upset,  Chris Smith, 13 January 2015, 
3.”The speaker will argue that the energetic media industry which distinguished post-independence Sri Lanka has significantly deteriorated. She will suggest that this decline is partially due to the country’s ethnic and civil conflict, but that the mainstream media themselves have been complicit in the breakdown of the rule of law and the marginalization of minority voices. She will conclude by critically examining the government’s recent interaction with the media, calling into question the latter’s commitment to reform.” – Politics, Law and the Media in Sri Lanka,  Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena, 19 Oct 2015, 

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