United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake will visit Sri Lanka next week. During his visit between September 12 and 14, he will meet government officials and members of the opposition.
His visit precedes that of United Nations Human Rights Chief Navaneetham Pillay later this year. Blake who was the former Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives last visited the country in August 2011. (DS)
Comments - 24
Saskia Saturday, 08 September 2012 08:53 AM
Welcome sir, this visit will sure help u to get the reality of tamils in north and east. Please have a meeting also with TNA.
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 08 September 2012 09:45 AM
If he is going to meet Minister Weerawaansa, then either Blake has to hearn Sinhala or Weerawansa has to learn some English. Otherw/ise, it is going to be a big joke with one fellow saying "yes yes" and the other fellow telling "no no"
Rick Saturday, 08 September 2012 10:03 AM
I just dont understand the point of allowing this guy to come into the country, when he is a known seperatist supporter. Why bother? Then compalin about the guy afterwards.
up Sunday, 09 September 2012 04:36 PM
Where is heart Wimalee ? This is over to you. eat these days plenty to go for a fast .
Minnal Sri Friday, 07 September 2012 09:25 PM
Mr.Blake, I am sorry to tell you that you are wasting your time with our Politicians. Our country today have no law and order and it is a family rule.
kumar Friday, 07 September 2012 09:59 PM
To Government=> start light, camera, action start the drama... but everyone know your colours.
Shandy Friday, 07 September 2012 10:22 PM
He is the most hated foreigner in Sri Lanka after solheim. The architect of geneva resolution Is he cooking up something again? Get some chinese ICBM's and point them towards their puppy state India. That is the only way to tackle us/India meddling in our internal affairs.
Kalu Sudda Friday, 07 September 2012 10:41 PM
At this rate Sri lanka will run out of Javex.
Real Peace Friday, 07 September 2012 10:47 PM
Oh, I see! it's Pillay who is stalking Blake!!
Fusion Sunday, 09 September 2012 08:45 AM
I think TNA is what they meant by opposition. Last time Mr. Blake visited he met with the GoSL & TNA. Others were not high up on his list.
MH Saturday, 08 September 2012 01:19 AM
Another USA Govt paid holiday what a waste of tax payers money and can USA do this as they have 8% unemployment in the country. Obama your cabinet is on lot of tours mainly to Asian countries not china,Not India but the countrys that USA bullys like SL,Iraq,Afgh etc.
Lobo Saturday, 08 September 2012 01:43 AM
The back-stabbing American visiting again?
Nodrog Saturday, 08 September 2012 02:32 AM
The US thrives on conflict. Blake's visit is to create dispute, confusion and foster more discord
Dalu Banda Saturday, 08 September 2012 02:40 AM
When he will retire?
nicky karunarathna Saturday, 08 September 2012 02:45 AM
I s the guy putting the groundwork before Hilary Clinton arrival in SL? US is like a mad dog these days going all over the world map where Chinese doing their business. It is of course great game chess these two super powers play at present.
senavi Saturday, 08 September 2012 03:18 AM
he is becoming a nose bleed
Crazy Horse Saturday, 08 September 2012 03:44 AM
Strange-whenever there is an election here he too is here!!!
Subbiah Saturday, 08 September 2012 04:09 AM
Sir, Please meet Wimal Weerawanse too.
Gayan Saturday, 08 September 2012 05:46 AM
Making the way clear for his African slave
idiot Saturday, 08 September 2012 06:54 AM
Make sure how to fire the Chinese ICBM's first. When fired from Hambantota may fall in Colombo.
idiot Saturday, 08 September 2012 07:06 AM
Very simple. Cancel his visa.
Russell J. Saturday, 08 September 2012 07:52 AM
U can visit, but utter waste of time....We will not play according to your mucic....we have our own music......we shall play it accrding to our requirement....
saman Saturday, 08 September 2012 07:56 AM
Cancel his visa
Naman Saturday, 08 September 2012 08:36 AM
He should visit the jails where the innocents are being kept and tortured. He should travel to North and east to see for himself the current situation. Best thing he could do is to take the citizens of USA ( who is/are ruling Sri Lanka) back to America.
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