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Sri Lanka says ready to host Commonwealth conference next month

Sri Lanka is ready to host this years annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) next month, said the current chairman and Sri Lanka's speaker - Chamal Rajapaksa.

The conference takes placed on 7th- 15th September in Colombo. Over 600 delegates from 54 countries are expected to take part.

Addressing the media, Chamal Rajapaksa said, 'the CPA conference will help convince those belong to the Commonwealth that the values of CPA and the Commonwealth organization are well-preserved and will set the background for Sri Lanka to hold the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)'.

This year's conference will be on "Ensuring a Relevant Commonwealth for the Future", with the chief guest none other than Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Not having the CHOGM 2013 in a state which kills with impunity is a good place to start.