US Assistant secretary meets the President and the Prime Minister


US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, accompanied by the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.

During her meeting with the President, Biswal appreciated his initiatives towards democracy, peace and reconciliation in the island nation.

She said the government's initiatives towards democracy, peace and reconciliation are highly satisfactory to the international community.

President Sirisena has stated to the Assistant Secretary that his government desires to maintain cordial and fruitful relationships with the U.S. while strengthening the longstanding friendship between the two countries.

Biswal extended best wishes on behalf of the U.S. Government and the Secretary of State, John Kerry to President Sirisena for conducting recently concluded Parliamentary Elections in a free and fair manner.

The two high ranking U.S. officials also met with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and the Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera to discuss issues relating to the national reconciliation, combating corruption and good governance.

Nisha Biswal will meet representatives of the TNA today.

The United States pledged to provide every possible support to Sri Lanka in its future development works as well as its endeavour to bring about peace and reconciliation throughout the country.