DEFENCE SECRETARY IN WASHINGTON DC FOR
Secretary, Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa
paid an official visit to Washington DC on 27 - 28 June 2006 for
consultations with the U.S. administration.
During his stay in Washington, Secretary Rajapaksa
met with the U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Nicholas Burns, the U.S. Under-Secretary of Defence Eric S. Edelman
and the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chief of Staff Admiral
Secretary Rajapaksa also attended a pansakula
ceremony held at the Wheaton Buddhist Vihara for the late Major
General Parami Kulatunga, who was assassinated by the LTTE and
whose funeral was held on Wednesday, 28 June 2006 in Colombo.
He also visited and received blessings at the Washington D.C.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
29 June 2006