|The Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council in the British Parliament applauds Sri Lanka's progress.|
Dr. Chris Nonis addresses the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council at the British Parliament
Sri Lankan High Commissioner for the U.K., H.E. Dr. Chris Nonis addressed the Conservative Foreign & Commonwealth Council, chaired by Sir Ronald Halstead, which provides a forum for discussion of International Foreign relations, and the promotion of greater understanding and awareness amongst Conservative Party members and activists, in the House of Lords building of the British Parliament. The patrons of this society include The Rt. Hon William Hague MP, Foreign Secretary; The Rt. Hon Sir John Major KG, CH; The Rt. Hon Lord Howe of Aberavon QC; The Rt. Hon Baroness Chalker of Wallasey and The Rt. Hon Lord Hurd of Westwell CH CBE; and whose President is Sir Malcolm Rifkind, KCMG, QC.
He said that Sri Lanka today needs to be listened to in an impartial, fair and balanced manner, and he invited all those present to visit the country, so that, in the best traditions of democracy they may observe for themselves the real progress that is going on in the country in the post-conflict era. It would also give them the opportunity to meet the heterogeneous mix of indigenous people of Sri Lanka who are sincere and united in their effort to rebuild the Nation, following the end of the autocracy and hegemony of terrorism.