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Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with the Tamil National Alliance leaders today, officials said.

The top US diplomat met with TNA leader R.Sampanthan and several other senior party officials at Kerry's hotel in Colombo.

“Sec. @JohnKerry heard from R. Sampathan, CM Wigneswaran and other TNA leaders on their assessment of reconciliation efforts and road ahead,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal tweeted.

Kerry, who is to leave the country today after concluding his brief visit, already held talks with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and several other government officials.

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  • R.Sunthar. Sunday, 03 May 2015 06:49 PM

    Anybody will fish in troubled waters. Only remedy is make our water placid.

    Cheers Monday, 04 May 2015 03:42 PM

    Shame Kerry you are with a person who supported and had links with the Tamil Tigers and you have even shame your own country

    Joe Monday, 04 May 2015 02:49 PM

    Why all these foreign dignitaries visiting meeting the Govt and make it a point to meet TNA also from Solhaim, Japanese Envoys, UK Prime Minister Indian Prime Minister, all Western ambassadors now Kerry.

    mahinda Monday, 04 May 2015 01:54 PM

    His visit is to be greatful to MS

    Ganesha Monday, 04 May 2015 10:55 AM

    TNA supported SF not because of appreciating what SF did, but because to defeat MR. Please remember SF was a commander then , so he did what he was asked to do by his masters who employed him. Other reason for the excess , he was antagonized and irritated by the LTTE even to kill him and almost he was dead and later reincarnated because of this foolish and elusive attitude of their own grave digging process directed by stubborn PRABAHARAN.

    Ganesha Sunday, 03 May 2015 11:23 PM

    The socio - economic political problems still remain unresolved between the two major communities of this country since independence to date though it was started with federal and separatist war due to intransigent attitude of Sinhala rulers and leaders attributing the Sinhala masses not to compromise anything with Tamils ,so the tamil representatives should urge the international leaders to resolve. What is wrong in it ?

    jeff Sunday, 03 May 2015 10:56 PM

    yes. TULF should have turn its hat continue as ministers whoever in power. Should have voted for 18th amendment and killed democracy

    Fair N Square Sunday, 03 May 2015 07:40 PM

    Gota would pee in his pants at the mention of meeting Kerry...thinking he would be hauled to USA to face charges of corruption, crimes against humanity and refraining from reporting his income to the US IRS....

    Esala Sunday, 03 May 2015 07:35 PM

    Gota for future not for history.

    fayaz Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:57 PM

    TNA please demand accoutability and wrongdoers be punished irrespective of there status.

    Giabao Sunday, 03 May 2015 06:22 PM

    TNA is showing its real "katussa" nature. Otherwise could anyone with right conscious could support a man who actually led a war which killed ones own race. Am talking about TNA supporting SF in previous election.

    Dayawathie Sunday, 03 May 2015 06:00 PM

    Kerry should have met the opposition leaders too. Sri L:anka is a Democracy . Re. atrocities we should start from 1983.

    Senator Sunday, 03 May 2015 05:14 PM

    Sure there should be accountability.When Kerry says to cooperate with the UN,then the UN and the West too must cooperate with Sri Lanka,at least by giving names of the persons who fled before ,during and after the war to seekrefuge abroad.The LTTE and its followers along with the government of Sri Lanka should be responsible for the missing and come to the correct figure.

    Piranha Sunday, 03 May 2015 02:07 PM

    Gota represents your side? Gota is history, mate. Sirisena and Ranil represented your side.

    Patriot Sunday, 03 May 2015 01:39 PM

    Mr. Kerry, not only one side, please meet our side too, meet Gota.

    desertfox Sunday, 03 May 2015 01:31 PM

    by all means star with the LTTE.... iam sure we cn get to the genocide issue. who were massacred and displaced from the ltte held areas and the tamil people who were held an a human shield in the last leg of the war and on various times when the ltte were at the loosing end.

    RiyazSiddique Sunday, 03 May 2015 01:27 PM

    How come they are in full suit in front of Kerry, likewise cant they meet their demands half way with sinhala majority ?


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