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Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 13:59
Proud of the change achieved by Sri Lanka: US Assistant Secretary of State
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Talks between the visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal and President Maithripala Sirisena are currently underway at the Presidential Secretariat.

Prior to her meeting with the President, the US Assistant Secretary of State met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees.

US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal who arrived in the island early this morning, first met Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

Later, expressing her views to the media, she stated that the US is proud of the change achieved by Sri Lanka.

Addressing the media, Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera stated that Sri Lanka is taking measures to ensure democracy and the rule of law.

Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights T. Malinowski, who arrived in the island with Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal, also joined the discussion.



Update : Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 19:00   
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 “Sri lanka Has Improved”- Says US


The United states Assistant Secretary for South and central Asian affairs Nisha Biswal says Sri Lanka has improved in restoring democracy and defeating corruption.

She stated this after a meeting with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera this morning. 

She also reiterated that US would continually assist Sri Lanka in her long and hard journey towards progress.

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal arrived in the island this morning with Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski.

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the accountability would be authenticated through a domestic investigative mechanism.

Nisha Biswal is scheduled to meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe within the course of the day.

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