The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma, who arrived in Sri Lanka on an official visit yesterday, visited the Northern Province Sunday.
The Secretary General met the Governor of the Northern Province G.A Chandrasiri and held discussions on the progress of the post-war development activities carried out in the war-torn region.
Sharma also held discussions with representatives of human rights groups and civil society.
The Commonwealth Chief is in Sri Lanka from 25-29 October 2014 to brief the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the achievement of objectives and implementation of work set at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November 2013.
Sharma will meet President Rajapaksa on Monday to discuss the progress of implementing the projects agreed upon at the CHOGM last year.
The Secretary-General will also meet the Minister of External Affairs, Professor G L Peiris, Speaker of Parliament, Chamal Rajapaksa, and other political leaders.