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12 January 2012 01:35 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka awaits four senior US officials who will meet government officials, civil society representatives, business leaders and political leaders here in the coming weeks.

Ambassador James A. Larocco from the Near East South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies at the Department of Defense National Defense University will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives Jan 15-19.

Holly Vineyard, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia at the Department of Commerce, will visit Sri Lanka Jan 17-19.

Alyssa Ayres, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia at the Department of State, will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives Jan 18-24.

Thomas O. Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour at the Department of State, will visit Sri Lanka Jan 20-26. (IANS)

  Comments - 15

  • Mifaz Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:56 PM


    Esala Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:51 PM

    Are they going to meet TNA (LTTE} also.

    zorro Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:21 PM

    no need to be happy about their visit now itself! if they are going to ask for positive HR records and eventually for a neutral investigation in to these matters, we are going to blame them for their intervention in internal matters. This is our nature and culture!

    Sena Thursday, 12 January 2012 09:44 PM

    Get ready for another series of problems.

    Mervyn Thursday, 12 January 2012 09:51 PM

    They must be coming with lot of jacks in their bags. Which jack that they will let out voluntarily and which jack they will try to shove through the throats of Sri Lankans. Whatever it is, the Govt. should be careful with aid packages with strings attached.

    civil Thursday, 12 January 2012 10:20 PM

    Of course. They do not consider TNA as LTTE.

    Nodrog Friday, 13 January 2012 12:56 AM

    hope they are not coming with preconceived notions and to poke their fingers where its not wanted.

    hul Friday, 13 January 2012 05:53 AM

    Top or down, no matter. welcome to beautiful srilanka.

    Yahiya Friday, 13 January 2012 06:21 AM

    Very shame. After war even not reach to democracy & fair law to all.

    jvp Friday, 13 January 2012 06:44 AM

    Are they meeting JVP and the Jana Aragalaya people? How about seeing SF??

    naren Friday, 13 January 2012 07:21 AM

    i don't think they are comming because they love sri lankans. they need sri lankan ports for re filling for the attack on iran...

    Mahasona Friday, 13 January 2012 01:42 PM

    Hope they are not funded by the LTTE rump in the US, as usual.

    amaya Friday, 13 January 2012 04:39 PM

    Then why commerce secretary & Defense secretary coming ?
    Coming asking for business and to get advise about Defense matters...?

    amaya Friday, 13 January 2012 04:41 PM

    commerce secretary - Coming asking for business
    Defense secretary coming - to get advise about Defense matters..Wow...

    rd Friday, 13 January 2012 06:09 PM

    of course they dont love Sri lanka..If they are coming to use our ports we should be smart enough to use them for our advantage..They dont love us,..we too dont love them..Let them attack middle east or what ever using our ports if they want..But we will get good rewards..after getting them we can ally with China & Russia and kick them out ...Thats what we did to India saying that we will give tamils a political solution ;) haha

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