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Multi-party parliamentary select committee will consider constitutional amendments-G.L. Peiris at Capitol Hill

External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris attended a a series of Capitol Hill meetings on Wednesday, the second day of his four-day official visit to Washington.

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris meeting with Republican Senator. John McCain

He discussed, with members of the House of Representatives, Sri Lanka’s progress in post-conflict reconciliation and development, as well as reform measures that had been designed to ensure a lasting peace, a spokesman for SL embassy in Washington said.
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Gen. Sarath Fonseka to be released over the weekend

Gen Sarath Fonseka

By Shamindra Ferdinando

General Sarath Fonseka, former commander of the Sri Lanka Army and defeated presidential candidate will be freed over the weekend, according to highly placed sources.

Tiran Alles MP

Sources close to President Mahinda Rajapaksa last night told The Island that the Cabinet had endorsed the President’s decision to release the four-star General consequent to an understanding with Democratic National Alliance (DNA) MP Tiran Alles.

Responding to a query, sources said they were confident that everything could be finalized over the weekend and Gen. Fonseka would be freed.
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