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Washington sends Nisha Biswal to Sri Lanka

Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
Washington, D.C. 30 January (Asiantribune.com):

The U.S. assistant secretary of state for South Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Bishwal will visit Colombo for talks with the new Maithripala Sirisena administration.

She will be in Sri Lanka from 31 through February 2 and scheduled to visit Jaffna.

She is expected to discuss a range of bilateral issues, including post-conflict reconciliation, justice and accountability issues.

The United States is expected to move another resolution this March at UNHRC in Geneva. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera is expected to visit Washington before that, and Sri Lanka president Sirisena's foreign affairs advisor Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala has already visited Geneva to have discussions with officials there.

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.

Assistant Secretary Biswal will then travel to London for meetings with officials of the British Government on 03 February. She will also travel to Geneva, for meetings regarding US intention to sponsor a resolution on Sri Lanka in the March session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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