|Monday, 3 November 2003|
from P. Balasingham in Washington
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet US President George W. Bush on Wednesday for talks at the White House.
The talks will centre on bilateral and economic matters and the peace process.
The Prime Minister is expected to brief Bush on the peace process and also the latest proposals submitted by the LTTE on the Interim Administration.
Meanwhile, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft by the Minister of Economic Reforms and Science and Technology Milinda Moragoda will take place tomorrow with Juan Enriquez at the US Chamber of Commerce in the presence of the Prime Minister. It will be on the Biotechomony Project document.
The Prime Minister is also to meet Senator John McCain, Chairman Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Senator Lugar, Chairman Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Max Bancus, Ranking Member, US Senate Finance Committee.
He will also meet Murray Heibert of the Far Eastern Economic Review on Wednesday evening.
The Prime Minister and the Sri Lankan delegation will visit the Bio Tech Park at Maryland University, Rockville and have an overview of Bio-Tech industry at the Institute for Genomic Research.
They will also tour the place and later visit the Human Genoline Sciences Incorporation today. Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage will also call on the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister will also meet Secretary of Commerce Don Evans and Deputy Secretary Defence Paul Wolfowitz. Other highlights includes meeting Gaddi Vasquez, Director of the Peace Corps. Prime Minister will also give a luncheon address at the American Enterprise Institute. IMF Vice President Sugisaki will call on the Prime Minister tomorrow evening. Apart from Minister Moragoda, Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando, Bernard Tillekeratne, Foreign Secretary, Saman Athaudahetti, Additional Secretary Media, Sudath Chandrasekera, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and Sri Lanka Ambassador to United States Devinda Subasinghe comprise the Sri Lanka delegation.
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