UK Minister meets Lankan envoy

In Sri Lanka, Burt is also scheduled to speak at a seminar at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Center on February 1, the UK High Commission in Colombo said. British Foreign office Minister Alistair Burt met the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London Chris Nonis and discussed his scheduled visit to Sri Lanka.Burt, who is due in the country next week, said that following his Sri Lanka visit he will be having a live discussion on Twitter regarding Sri Lanka. He also tweeted saying that the UK is looking towards the Sri Lankan government to uphold the values o the Commonwealth as host of the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. Last week the UK Minister briefed the British House of Commons during a debate on Sri Lanka. He had said that it was too early to say if Britain will or will not attend the Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka in November. (Colombo Gazette) read more