Sri Lanka: An Assessment of Economic and Political Developments
Honourable Minister Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of Export Development and International Trade, Sri Lanka
Chair: Dr Gareth Price, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Minister Peiris has served as a Member of Parliament since 1994. In addition to his current position he has held the following ministerial positions - Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Minister of Ethnic Affairs and National Integration, Minister of Enterprise Development, Investment Promotion and Industrial Policy, Deputy Minister of Finance and Minister of Industrial Development. In addition, Minister Peiris was appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka to lead its delegation through six rounds of talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam from September 2002 to March 2003. The Minster holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the Oxford University and is Professor of Law and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo. He has published twelve books and several papers.
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