Biswal to arrive on Jan 31

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Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to Sri Lanka January 31-February 2, the US State Department said.

Assistant Secretary Biswal will meet with Sri Lankan officials to discuss a range of bilateral issues, including post-conflict reconciliation, justice and accountability issues.

During her visit Assistant Secretary Biswal will also travel to Jaffna, where she will meet with Northern Provincial Council officials and civil society leaders.

Assistant Secretary Biswal will then travel to London for meetings with officials from Her Majesty’s Government on February 3. She will also travel to Geneva, for meetings regarding our intention to sponsor a resolution on Sri Lanka in the March session of the UN Human Rights Council. This resolution will build upon previous resolutions in 2012 and 2013, and will urge Sri Lanka to do more to promote reconciliation, justice and accountability in the wake of the civil conflict.

  Comments - 37

  • Sanduni Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:01 AM

    That means she would come to please the diaspora Tamils?

    Sanduni Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:08 AM

    Sri Lankans know how unbiased Pillai conducted meetings with exclusively selected people and the sudden change of attitude of TNA leadership and making racist remarks during her presence in Sri Lanka!

    Sanduni Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:16 AM

    This province was far more worse than the 8 other provinces prior to May 2009!

    Seelawathie Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:22 AM

    She should first visit India and look at the way the untouchables (Daliths) are treated. Once that is sorted out, she can come to SL and lecture us.

    JANE Wednesday, 29 January 2014 07:55 AM

    hi drama your 8 other provinces have problems of thefts, loots, tuggerism, rowdism, rape casea, political anachry etc etc etc which need remedies from govt. law and order !

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 29 January 2014 08:05 AM

    Of course she is of that integrity, do you want her to bcome a laundry fellow like Mervyn?

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 29 January 2014 08:07 AM

    If she says that GOSL is correct and serve chocolate cake for all the criminality they have done to the tamils, then she will be a hero...correct?

    Lokka Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:42 AM

    Nisha Biswal, pl be with an open mind. Do not meet only the TNA and take there word as Gospel truth. Meet other sections of the country too, and specially the families of those 600 odd Policemen killed in cold blood by Prabhakaran.

    Karigalan Thursday, 30 January 2014 05:33 AM

    who is going to propose her this time

    ajantha Wednesday, 29 January 2014 08:20 AM

    Good move by USA. Welcome to Sri lanka. hope she will meet TNA and NPC members.

    ind Wednesday, 29 January 2014 08:21 AM

    Indian background and American Citizen. Not matching things good for us.

    sach Wednesday, 29 January 2014 08:33 AM

    No one says SL gov is honest and good to its people. But the pro ltte nature of west is widely displayed.

    ranjith seneviratne Thursday, 30 January 2014 02:28 AM

    PAY for the crimes RAJA! Why worry fave the Lady! Scared?

    perricie Koopa Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:21 AM

    this is an indian so we can not trust

    an s !!!kith udugama Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:33 AM

    Let's start with a body and cavity search at the Airport like what they did to the Indian Diplomat Devyani

    Huxley Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:38 AM

    WHY NOT EASTERN PROVINCE?WHAT ABOUT THE MUSLIM NATIONAL AFFECTED BY LTTE?????

    Grace Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:37 AM

    She is an Indian origin. Already Tamil diaspora would have greased her palm. We can predict the outcome of her visit.

    Vic Wednesday, 29 January 2014 01:12 PM

    You are welcome madam, please do thorough investigation and act on your findings and Thank you for your interest and assistance.

    ANTON Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:52 AM

    PLEASE BRING THE DETAILS OF CASUALTIES OF VIETNAM, AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ , WITHOUT FAIL WHEN YOU COME TO SRILANKA.

    kumar Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:51 AM

    Shall we ask one chinese American to visit then?

    kumar Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:53 AM

    What an excuse?

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:57 AM

    How do you know about her integrity...another buffalo theory??

    Sanath Wednesday, 29 January 2014 05:56 AM

    We got to be carefull from these Indian -Americal persanalities..! She was in Bangladesh few weeks
    back what she did ? Just spying and leaving for more chaos..!! In a way Rajapaksha regim could handle
    them.

    Shandy Wednesday, 29 January 2014 06:04 AM

    She will add up to the tourist numbers other that that her visit has no value to us.

    Putar Putar Wednesday, 29 January 2014 06:06 AM

    Writing is on the wall

    Malin Wednesday, 29 January 2014 06:10 AM

    Hope she is not another Navi Pillay.

    an s !!!kith udugama Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:17 AM

    Awoth Denawa Wedak

    Lobo Wednesday, 29 January 2014 06:16 AM

    Considering her Indian background the outcome is a foreground conclusion

    lIRF Wednesday, 29 January 2014 06:49 AM

    She will also be branded and made unpopular like Navy Pillai

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 29 January 2014 02:37 AM

    Hope its a genuine visit and not with pre-conceived notions like all the others.

    Concerned citizen Wednesday, 29 January 2014 06:55 AM

    Wow! Now the time is right to put up a stage in Kollupitiya for a fast-un-to death with biscuits and thambili hidden under it!

    anura Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:47 AM

    All who are impartial would be really honored on earth .If any war crimes were by mistake committed lets face it for the sake of the country and teach a lesson or two to the west and the world at large.

    drama Wednesday, 29 January 2014 02:50 AM

    there are 8 other provinces. check them too.

    machchaan Wednesday, 29 January 2014 07:02 AM

    Please machchaan why do you always have this pre-conceived notion that all foreigners are anti-Sri Lanka? Don't blindly accept Sri Lankan Govt is honest and good to all its people.


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