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Sri Lankan Foreign Minister to speak at LSE on the peace process

Wednesday 5 February, 6.30pm
New Theatre, East Building

Hon Tyronne Fernando, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka, will be speaking on The Peace Process - an overview on Wednesday 5 February at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

For nearly two decades, Sri Lanka has been scarred by a bitter civil war, which erupted in the 1980s between Tamils pressing for self-rule and the government. The violence has damaged the economy and harmed tourism in what is one of South Asia's more advanced and potentially prosperous societies. A ceasefire was reached, however, in early 2002 with political agreement between the government and rebels in late 2002 raising hopes for a lasting peace.

Professor Margot Light, LSE, will chair this event which is free and open to all, but a ticket is required. To request a ticket, call 020 7955 6100 or email events@lse.ac.uk|  

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To reserve a press ticket, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

30 January 2003

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