|AMBASSADOR JALIYA WICKRAMASURIYA MEETS DEPUTY SECRETARY
OF STATE JOHN NEGROPONTE
Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya met with Deputy
Secretary of State John Negroponte and presented him with a copy
of his Credentials that accredited him as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America
on 18th July 2008.
During the meeting with Deputy Secretary of State,
issues of mutual interests to the United States of America and
Sri Lanka such as US-Sri Lanka bilateral relations, current situation
in Sri Lanka and ‘re-awakening of the East’ were discussed.
Ambassador Wickramasuriya expressed his gratitude
for the continuous support of the United States Government to
Sri Lanka since the inception of diplomatic ties in 1948. He also
spoke warmly of the friendly, cordial and mutually beneficial
relationship that the U.S. and Sri Lanka share and looks forward
to strengthening these historical ties.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
18 July 2008