US Nisha Biswal arrives in Sri Lanka

Nisha Biswal

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia Manpreet Singh Anand, has arrived in Sri Lanka today (July 12).

Ms. Biswal is to meet with senior government officials and political leaders to discuss bilateral economic cooperation as well as democratic governance and reconciliation.

Meanwhile, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski arrived in Sri Lanka early Tuesday morning (July 12) for an official visit.

 Assistant Secretary Malinowski will focus on Sri Lanka’s continued progress in meeting the commitments made during last September’s UN Human Rights Council session. He will also discuss the work that remains in the areas of justice and reconciliation, and confirm that the United States continues toSUPPORT Sri Lankan efforts to tackle these issues.

The two US diplomat’s visit to Sri Lanka has raised great expectation among the politicians and analysts say that the government seems to be under pressure as President Maithripala Sirisena repeatedly pronounced on exclusion of foreign judges in the war crime probe proposed by the UN resolution.