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GL Cancels Washington Press Club address abruptly

May 27, 2010 1:55:00 PM- transcurrents.com

Tweet bundle from the twitter pages ~ by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

Lankan External affairs minister Prof.GL Peiris scheduled to address the National press club in Washington

GL was to address the National Press Club Newsmaker press conference May 27th in the Zenger Room, the National Press Building in Washington

Tejinder Singh, Chair of the NPC Newsmakers Committee says Peiris did come for the meeting but suddenly left premises without speaking

He was to speak on U.S. relations with Sri Lanka in a new era of peace and reconciliation & expected to focus on the reconciliation process

An address to the newsmakers conference at the NPC is regarded as very prestigious & has the potential to influence US public opinion

The Lankan external affairs minister's NPC address was an important prelude to his meeting US secretary of state Hilary Clinton on May 28th

There is much speculation about the reasons compelling Prof. Peiris to cancel the address abruptly & leaving after arriving at NPC premises

External ministry officials in Sri Lanka have confirmed the "Cancellation" but declined to comment on the reasons for the controversial move