Sri Lanka Cultivates Kiwi Relations —

Skandakumar, SL High Commissioner for NZ & Australia, emulates the Chappells’ underarm bowling act  at a Maori ceremony, thereby underlining New Zealand’s superior sports ethics vis a vis the Aussies 

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“PM to make first official visit to New Zealand”Daily News headline, 16 September 2016

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to make an official visit to New Zealand, China based Xinhua said. It quoted Kiwi Premier John Key as saying Wickremesinghe would visit from Oct. 1 to 3. “This will be the first time a Sri Lankan Prime Minister has undertaken a bilateral visit to New Zealand, and is an important step in the growing relationship between our two countries,” Key had said in a statement.”Under Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s leadership, Sri Lanka has entered a new phase in its post-civil war development. New Zealand is keen to support the important steps the country is making towards reconciliation and rebuilding through increased political and economic contact.”

Key, who visited Sri Lanka in February, said he was struck by the range of exciting opportunities for New Zealand, and an increasing number of New Zealand businesses were recognizing the potential.Wickremesinghe would be accompanied by four Sri Lankan government ministers, and a business and media delegation, Xinhua reported.

 

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One response to “Sri Lanka Cultivates Kiwi Relations —

  1. Eddie Wijesuriya

    Skanda was a top cricketer and served on board of SLC in the good times.

    On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:12 AM, Thuppahi’s Blog wrote:

    > thuppahi posted: “Skandakumar, SL High Commissioner for NZ & Australia, > emulates the Chappells’ underarm bowling act at a Maori ceremony, thereby > underlining New Zealand’s superior sports ethics vis a vis the Aussies > “PM to make first official visit to New Zeal” >

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