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Biswal to arrive on Friday

2014 Jan 29

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will arrive in Sri Lanka on Friday January 31 and will remain in the country till February 2, the US State Department said today.

Assistant Secretary Biswal will meet with Sri Lankan officials to discuss a range of bilateral issues, including post-conflict reconciliation, justice and accountability issues. During her visit Assistant Secretary Biswal will also travel to Jaffna, where she will meet with Northern Provincial Council officials and civil society leaders.

Biswal will then travel to London for meetings with officials from the UK Government on February 3. Britain is to co-sponsor a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in March.

The US State Department said Biswal will also travel to Geneva, for meetings regarding the US intention to sponsor the resolution on Sri Lanka in the March session of the UN Human Rights Council.

This resolution will build upon previous resolutions in 2012 and 2013, and will urge Sri Lanka to do more to promote reconciliation, justice and accountability in the wake of the civil conflict.

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