Visiting Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith
Posted on November 9th, 2009

Media Sec for Minister of Justice and Law Reforms

Milinda Moragoda Minister of Justice and Law Reform of Sri Lanka met with visiting Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith arrived in Sri Lanka (09.11.2009) to discuss bilateral and regional cooperation.

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During this meeting the two ministers discussed the possibility of establishing a framework for cooperation between the two countries which would include capacity-building and training for judges, prosecutors, prison officials, etc. In addition, the Minister briefed Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs on the challenges Sri Lanka faces in the post-conflict environment and discussed possible support from Australia for the Ministry’s programme with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to rehabilitate former LTTE cadres. Ministers discuss bilateral and regional assistance to rebuild the country after the war in addition to the problems the two countries faced by peoples smuggling. He was accompanied by Ms. Kathy Klugman Australian High Commissioner and Mr. John McCarthy Australia’s Special Representative to Sri Lanka.  

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