A Three-day Workshop for Sri Lanka’s Heads of Missions and Heads of Posts
A three-day workshop for Sri Lanka’s Heads of Missions and Heads of Posts is scheduled to be held from 7th to 10th July.
The participants for the workshop are expected to assemble in Colombo on the 6th July and they will be taken to Diyatalawa for the first segment of the workshop.
In Diyatalawa the workshop will be held on 7th and 8th and subsequently the participants are to be flown to Kilinochchi for another day workshop.
On the 10th of July they will return to Colombo.
It is learnt that the Government is of the view that Sri Lankan Heads of Missions and Heads of Posts have to be informed of the government policies and political alliances after America’s resolution against Sri Lanka was passed at the last 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Asian Tribune learnt that there is a major shift in the ‘Foreign Policy of Sri Lanka’ after Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Pieris met US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in the middle of May this year.
Sources reveal that Sri Lanka is deciding to align itself with America in the future; hence it has become urgent for the Government to make the Head of Missions and Head Posts to know the new policy shift to enable them to work according to the stance of the Government.
Earlier a similar workshop was held in October 2006 in Colombo and the Government has invited to Sri Lanka its entire diplomatic heads for that workshop.
As the workshop is planned to be held in the first week of July, many Head of Missions and Head of Posts have already begin to leave for Sri Lanka in advance.
In the meantime it is understood that Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative in Geneva Manisha Gunasekera will be single headedly handling the 20th session of the UN Human Rights Council which commence today and conclude by the first week of July.
- Asian Tribune –