SL High Commissioner to UK Bogollagama meets Conservative MP Jayawardena
January 16, London, UK (LNW): Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Rohitha Bogollagama, engaged in a productive meeting with Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Northeast Hampshire, Ranil Jayawardena, on 10 January 2024 at the House of Commons, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London said in a statement today (16).
The discussions covered various topics of mutual interest, including contemporary international relations, constitutional reforms, diaspora engagement, and the ongoing reconciliation process in Sri Lanka.
During the meeting, High Commissioner Bogollagama provided a comprehensive briefing to MP Jayawardena on the evolution of Sri Lanka’s constitution in response to the changing political landscape, emphasising the country’s efforts to devolve power to the periphery.
The two dignitaries engaged in an extensive conversation regarding constitutional amendments and governance in Sri Lanka.
Acknowledging the constructive approach of the Sri Lankan government in rebuilding the North and East regions, MP Jayawardena highlighted the potential role of the Sri Lankan diaspora in the United Kingdom as a crucial force in the development of Sri Lanka.
The discussion further delved into areas of enhancing UK–Sri Lanka economic relations, supporting the expansion of clean energy initiatives in Sri Lanka, and bolstering air connectivity between the two countries.
Jayawardena, who previously served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for International Trade from May 2020 to September 2022, and as Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs from September 6 to October 25, 2022, expressed keen interest in fostering stronger ties between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka looks forward to continued collaboration and strengthened relations between the two nations.