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Sri Lanka: Blake meets Rajapaksa, Jayaratne vows to defeat international pressure

Apr 28, 2010 7:52:31 AM - yahoo.com
Sri Lanka's new prime minister D. M. Jayaratne Wednesday morning urged all political parties irrespective of 'caste, creed and race,' to unite in defeating international pressure being exerted on the Sri Lankan state. The move comes a day after US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian affairs Robert Blake had met President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Bhutan.