Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris, who is currently on an official visit to Slovania, briefed the government on the implementation of the proposals contained in the Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, and explained the basis of Sri Lanka’s reservations with regard to recent initiatives concerning the country in the Human Rights Council, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.
Peiris met with several Slovenian dignitaries, including his counterpart Karl Erjavec. Minister Peiris briefed Minister Erjavec regarding the development initiatives carried out by the Government of Sri Lanka in the North and East of the country, following the conflict.
During the discussions, the two Ministers acknowledged the cordial political relations that existed between the two countries and agreed to further realize the potential for economic and trade relations between Sri Lanka and Slovenia.
Following an invitation extended by Minister Peiris, Minister Karl Erjavec expressed his intention to visit Sri Lanka in November this year. Minister Peiris also expressed Sri Lanka’s intention to appoint an Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Slovenia, which would serve to further strengthen the ties between the two countries.
During the visit, Minister Peiris also met with the President of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, Dr. Ernest Petric. During the discussions, Mr. Petric expressed interest in developments within Sri Lanka and stated that he would be visiting the country later this year to discuss cooperation in the legal and constitutional fields. (Colombo Gazette)