CHOGMCommonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting
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A royal insider told the publication that all of the members of the royal family will have an important role to play at the CHOGM, and that includes Markle.
The CHOGM leaders shared views on promoting global partnerships between the Commonwealth and other like-minded organizations pursuing similar agendas and stressed upon the states to invest in preventive measures to protect their citizens from threat of violence extremism.
President Rajapaksa said that he was satisfied that India was being represented at the CHOGM by its External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.
MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin did not directly reply to a question about the possibility of Vice President Hamid Ansari representing India at the CHOGM if the Prime Minister doesn't go.
It is understood that while Singh would skip CHOGM, the government may send a senior minister to represent India at the meeting.
Running parallel to the CHOGM, "Reflection of Sri Lanka," an international exhibition on trade, tourism and investment, will be held from Nov.
But CHOGM is held in south Asia after 25 years and it is an important meeting for India as much as for Sri Lanka," Kariyawasam said in a statement.
Commenting on the Canadian Prime Minister's Stephen Harper that he would not participate in the next CHOGM that is scheduled to be held in Colombo, the External Affairs Minister said that Canadian Prime Minister did not raise objection for holding the CHOGM in Sri Lanka.
CHOGM is the pivot at the centre of three other manifestations of the multiple identity of the strange phenomenon known as the Commonwealth: the People's Forum and the Youth Forum, as well as the CBC Forum itself.
She told the delegates: "The theme chosen for this CHOGM, Transforming Societies, conveys a clear commitment to change for the better.
CHOGM is a catalyst to all this and is going to accelerate development of the country, but all in all, we have to ensure that the associated services to air travel are okay," said Balidawa.