Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* US Assistant Secretary to visit Sri Lanka next month
Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 08:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 27, Colombo: The United States delegation Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next month, a local media report said.

Biswal will reportedly be in the island to review the progress of measures taken to expedite the implementation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission recommendations as directed in the US-sponsored resolutions at the UN human Rights Council in Geneva.

The Assistant Secretary will also hold discussions with the External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris and other senior government officials.

Earlier this month, Indian-American Biswal warned that if Sri Lanka doesn't make meaningful progress in addressing the accountability issues, the patience of the international community on Sri Lanka will start to wear thin and urged Sri Lanka to take some "concrete steps" to address the issue of human rights, accountability and reconciliation process.

Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs Karunathilaka Amunugama has confirmed to media that the US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs had requested for a tour of Sri Lanka.

However, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo or the State Department has not officially announced her visit yet.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization has no plans to topple the government
Sri Lanka's private sector retirement fund earned over Rs. 550 billion in last five years - Central Bank
Disciplinary inquiry against Sri Lanka's star cricket players over retirement remarks
Coastal line train services disrupted in Sri Lanka as protesting workers block trains
Sri Lanka has achieved a lot, Korean envoy tells President
US Ambassador celebrates Earth Day with Sri Lankan Girl Guides
Sri Lanka national coach resigns to take up appointment with ECB
Sri Lanka takes measures to increase forest cover
Sri Lanka police ban passenger transport on hand tractor trailers
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.