US diplomat Rocca to visit Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 May 2004, 17:27 GMT]
Ms. Christina Rocca, US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, is scheduled to arrive in Colombo on a four-day visit Thursday. A visit to Trincomalee is also included in her itinerary, sources at the US Embassy in Colombo said Wednesday.
|American Assistant Secretary of State Ms Christina Rocca (Photo: BBC)
Senior officials of the US State department will accompany Ms. Rocca to Colombo to hold talks with Sri Lanka government leaders on issues ranging from the peace process to trade, aid and investments, Embassy sources said.
Ms. Rocca is scheduled to meet the President, Ms. Chandrika
Kumaratunge, and other government leaders and the former Prime Minister, Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe, during her stay in Colombo. She is expected to meet Muslim and Tamil leaders as well, sources said.