US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia and Central Asian Affairs, Robert Blake has told President Rajapaksa that they would expand support given to Sri Lanka. Mr. Blake met the President at the President’s House this morning.
The two sides examined ways and means of further strengthening bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and the United States. They identified several areas for the expansion of bilateral cooperation. The US Assistant Secretary offered to increase training facilities for Sri Lankan officials and others in the United States. Mr.Blake was accompanied by US Ambassador Patricia Butenis.
Minister Prof G L Peiris and Secretary to the President, Lalith Weerathunga also took part in the discussions.