Ambassador Raja Edirisuriya, Presents Credentials to the President of Peru
Published: 03 Aug 2013
Mr. Raja A. Edirisuriya non-resident Ambassador for Sri Lanka to Peru presented his letters of credence to His Excellency Mr. Ollanta Moises HumalaTasso on 12th July 2013 together with other seven Ambassadors.
After the presentation of the credentials, President Humala met with all the Ambassadors and briefed the economy and development achieved by Peru and its interest in strengthening a strong social and business relationship with other countries. The briefing was followed with a special luncheon hosted by the Foreign Minister and a city tour of Lima arranged by the Foreign Ministry.
Ambassador Edirisuriya at his meeting with the Director-General Claudio De La Puente of Ministry of Foreign Affairs discussed the current economic situation in Sri Lanka and Peru and agreed to promote and enhance commerce and trade relations between two countries as their main goal. Mr. La Puente proposed a visit of trade delegation from Sri Lanka to Peru with the aim of establishing more business opportunities.
In addition, the Ambassador invited a group of delegates to visit Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Business Forum, which will be held on November 12-14, 2013. The Ambassador mentioned that the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has already extended an invitation to the President Ollanta Humala to visit Sri Lanka for the Forum.
Ambassador Edirisuriya mentioned the significance of the event as it provides an opportunity to meet 54 Head of States from Commonwealth nations and participate in the Business Forum with over 2000 business organizations.
Considering the role of Peru in the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Ambassador briefed about the human rights situation in Sri Lanka after the war, including the progress achieved in resettlement, rehabilitation of ex-combatants, and reconstruction of war-devastated regions and requested Peru’s support at the UN Human Rights Council.
The assistance extending by the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Lima Mr. Gonzalo Diaz de Ravago D’Onofrio in organizing business and trade meetings between the business communities of both countries was appreciated by Ambassador Edirisuriya. Further Ambassador Edirisuriya invited both Mr. Gonzalo Diaz de Ravago D’Onofrio and other business people whom he met in Lima to attend the Commonwealth Business Forum in November this year.
- Asian Tribune -