Blake to arrive in Sri Lanka today
September 12, 2012 09:20 am
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake is due to arrive in Sri Lanka today (September 12) on his three-day official visit, the External Affairs Ministry stated.
Blake will meet government officials and civil society representatives to discuss the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission Action Plan during his visit.
The senior U.S. official is visiting Sri Lanka to discuss how it plans to implement recommendations of the war commission, a State Department release said.
Sri Lanka appointed the commission while under international pressure to investigate alleged abuses during the war, and the report was delivered last year.
Blake will also be attending a business forum during his visit while he is scheduled to engage in a official visit to Maldives following his stay in Sri Lanka.