Meeting with a top U.S. official on Monday, May 22nd was the last call for Minister Mangala Samaraweera as Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister before he was to take charge of the country’s economy as Finance Minister. The United States Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Bill Todd today called on Minister Samaraweera despite that the minister was appointed as the Finance Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena in a cabinet reshuffle few hours before.
“The purpose of the visit is to work on strengthening US-Sri Lanka relations and discuss US support for the reform, reconciliation and development agenda of the National Unity Government of Sri Lanka,,” the Foreign Ministry said. Assistant Secretary Todd is the senior-most US State Department Official visiting Sri Lanka since Donald Trump became U.S. president.
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