Acting US Asst. Secretary of State calls on Minister Samaraweera

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Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Mr. William E. Todd called on Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday (22). He is the senior-most US State Department Official visiting Sri Lanka under the new US administration.

Mr. William Todd also met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this afternoon, and will be meeting Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake this evening.

The purpose of the visit is to work on strengthening US-Sri Lanka relations and discuss US support for the reform, reconciliation and development agenda of the National Unity Government of Sri Lanka.