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Security, economic development and the technology sector cooperation will feature in bilateral discussions with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today, Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardane said yesterday.

Mr. Pompeo arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday evening from New Delhi where he held bilateral talks with the Indian leaders. He was received by State Minister Tharaka Balasuriya and Foreign Secretary Jayanath Kolombage.

He will hold talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mr. Gunawardane this morning. Afterwards, he will visit St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, which was damaged in the Easter Sunday attack.

Minister Gunawardane told Daily Mirror the Government would seek to strengthen bilateral ties with the United States during the visit.

“We will discuss a host of matters covering economic development, security and technology cooperation,” he said.

Besides, the Minister briefed the Cabinet on Monday about the visit. He said the US remained the single largest export market for Sri Lankan products.

Earlier, the State Department said Secretary Pompeo will travel to Colombo to underscore the commitment of the United States to a partnership with a strong, sovereign Sri Lanka and to advance common goals of a free and open-Indo pacific region.(Kelum Bandara)

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  • Andrew Silva Wednesday, 28 October 2020 09:10 AM

    You hit the nail on the head Mr. Gunawardane. These are the exact subjects you have to discuss with the Amarican Foreign Secretary for the betterment of Sri Lanka. Well done Sir get a concrete out come.

    saman Wednesday, 28 October 2020 09:36 AM

    Time has come for SL to make a choice. Technically a love triangle.

    Lier Wednesday, 28 October 2020 09:52 AM

    Dinesh is trying to cheat Pompeo

    John De silva Wednesday, 28 October 2020 09:54 AM

    He looks like a village native doctor . He is not fit to be the driver of Former Foreign Affairs ACS Hameed.

    Lion Wednesday, 28 October 2020 10:10 AM

    No one believe you all any more .you will discuss what pompio wants to discuss there after you will tell somthing completely different to us as what was being discussed.

    Jude Wednesday, 28 October 2020 10:41 AM

    Trump will be re-elected on Nov 3rd and this visit by Pompeo will be a distant memory!! Yeah !!

    Amila Wednesday, 28 October 2020 10:51 AM

    Yep, nationalistic slaves will do our country, good.

    rew Wednesday, 28 October 2020 11:31 AM

    Join the UNP Dinesh like your old man.

    Joker Wednesday, 28 October 2020 11:40 AM

    Of course ask for MCC, SOFA and ACSA. No american will refuse another.

    KathirGaman Wednesday, 28 October 2020 11:48 AM

    We need economic aid and find more markets in US for our local products.

    Michael Ranasinghe Wednesday, 28 October 2020 12:16 PM

    Dinesh start finding another market for our exports .. I am sure China will take all our exports to the US.. Big talkers and chest beating card board heros now practice what you preach to the masses

    Priyanee Wijesekera Friday, 30 October 2020 10:18 AM

    We are a sovereign country so the USA has no right to tell us what to do within our borders.But we have every right to dictate to you on whom to give entry visas to your country.


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