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Meira Kumar on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka

world Updated: Feb 11, 2011 19:41 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis
Sutirtho Patranobis
Hindustan Times
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Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar is expected to reach Colombo on Friday night on a four-day official visit.

Kumar's visit is the latest in the high-profile Indian delegations that have visited Sri Lanka in the recent past including foreign minister, SM Krishna in November.

A statement from the Sri Lankan government said she would be the guest of honour at the 3rd Asian Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) beginning Saturday.

The conference, to be declared open by Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, will include two days of business sessions on Saturday and Sunday during which participants will take part in three plenary sessions on the subjects of "Climate Change and Natural Disasters", "Poverty Alleviation", and "Mother and Child", which have been identified as top priority areas for Parliamentarians of the region.

A meeting of the Executive Committee of the CPA Asia Region will also take place on Saturday in which the Committee Members will approve the Agenda and the programme for the Conference and take decisions regarding the course of action to be taken by the CPA Asia Region on various issues during this year.

Kumar is expected to visit Sigiriya and Kandy, two of Sri Lanka's religious and cultural hotspots next week for a glimpse into the country's heritage.