The United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal Friday held discussions with the London-based Tamil diaspora group, Global Tamil Forum (GTF) on the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka.
Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski also attended the discussion. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Manpreet Singh Anand was also present.
GTF President Father S.J. Emmanuel, Spokesperson Suren Surendiran and other leading GTF members participated in the discussions.
Assistant Secretary Biswal in a Twitter message said she had a good discussion with Malinowski and the GTF on diaspora efforts to support reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.
Assistant Secretary Biswal had also met with the Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya who was visiting Washington to sign a collaboration agreement between the Parliament of Sri Lanka and the House Democracy Partnership of the United States House of Representatives.