|Wednesday, 26 February 2003|
by Ravi Ladduwahetty
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will deliver the keynote address to declare open the India Today Conclave which will be held in New Delhi from February 28 to March 2, official sources told the Daily News yesterday.
The annual conclave brings together figures from the world of politics, business and entertainment and provides a forum for discussions on international affairs. The Conclave which will be titled: "India Tomorrow 2003" will bring a large number of dignitaries.
Among the distinguished speakers will be Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, a world renowned nuclear scientist, Futurist Alvin Toffler and Film Director/ Producer Shekhar Kapoor.
Others include Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Indian Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pramod Mahajan, Vice Chairman Asia of Goldman Sachs Kenneth Courtis, Gujarati Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna, Hindustan Unilever Chairman Manvinder Singh Banga and Yale University Professor T.N. Sirinivasan.
The Premier, who will be accompanied by Minister of Economic Reforms, Science and Technology Milinda Moragoda and Secretary Bradman Weerakoon, will be away in India on an official visit on Thursday (27) till March 2.
The Prime Minister will also deliberate with Indian Prime Minister Atal Bheharee Vajpayee and External Affairs Minister Jaswanth Singh on the peace process.
Minister Milinda Moragoda will also be signing an Information Technology Agreement with India which will revolve round the transfer of technology of computer education and IT to Sri Lanka, sources said.
Minister Moragoda will also deliberate with General Sathis Nambia on security related issues in Sri Lanka during the tour.
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