U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
 You are in: Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs: Press Relations Office > Press Releases (Other) > 2003 > April
Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 11, 2003


International Seminar on Sri Lanka - April 14

Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage will chair the International Seminar on Sri Lanka. The event will be held on Monday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Loy Henderson Conference Room at the Department of State.

Speakers include Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister Milinda Moragoda, Norwegian State Secretary Vidar Helgesen, International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Shigemitsu Sugisaki, Meiko Nishimuzu of the World Bank, and Japanese Government Representative Yasushi Akashi. Thirty-eight governments and 19 international organizations have been invited to attend.

The seminar will provide information on Sri Lanka to potential donor countries and organizations in anticipation of the donorsí conference Japan will host in June. Speakers will discuss the need for development and reconstruction assistance and the peace process in Sri Lanka.

Press are invited to cover the opening remarks, scheduled from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Media representatives will be escorted to the conference room from the 23rd Street lobby of the Department of State. Pre-set time for cameras is 8:30 a.m., and final access from 23rd Street for all press is 9:45 a.m.

Media representatives may cover this event upon presentation of either (1) a U.S. government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center, (2) a photo ID issued by the employing media organization, or (3) a letter on official letterhead from their news organization verifying their employment as journalists, accompanied by an official photo ID (driverís license or passport).

Released on April 11, 2003

  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.