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Tony Blair will 'help negate misconceptions' about Sri Lanka

Britain's former prime minister Tony Blair said on Monday he would speak on behalf of Sri Lanka to help "negate misconceptions being spread" the country.

Mr Blair, who is on a private visit to the island, along with his wife Cherie Blair and his two children, met with President Maithripala Sirisena today and praised his efforts at holding "peaceful" parliamentary elections and work done towards reconciliation.

The former prime minister also delivered the annual Lakshman Kadirgamar lecture, speaking on “Reconciliation in Sri Lanka and the Northern Ireland Experience”.

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