Buhne, Blake arrive in Colombo

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 18:04 GMT]
Neil Buhne, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sri Lanka arrived early Tuesday morning. Later in evening he met External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris, according to External Affairs ministry sources. Robert O. Blake, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, also arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday evening .

Buhne was expected to hand over a message to the Sri Lankan government from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon which includes expectations for the better treatment of the UN family in Sri Lanka, as well as for progress on the range of commitments covered in the joint statement of May 2009 including resettlement of internally displaced persons, political reconciliation and accountability.

In Sri Lanka, Assistant Secretary Blake will have consultations with the Sri Lankan government, political parties, business leaders and civil society.

He will be also travelling to Male, Maldives on Thursday.

This is his first visit to the Maldives after he assumed as US Assistant Secretary of State in the US government.

 

Latest 15 Reports
11.07.20 03:40   Photo
CBK, Kadirgamar condemned at Navaali genocidal massacre remembrance event
10.07.20 00:05   Photo
SL Police harasses Shivajilingam at 25th Remembrance of Navaali massacre in Jaffna
09.07.20 09:33  
SL Navy brutally assaults Tamil fishers in Mullaith-theevu
08.07.20 16:33   Photo
Sinhala colonists encroach into Kangku-veali, Mean-kamam reservoirs in Trincomalee
07.07.20 19:36   Photo
Colombo schemes to expand ilmenite scooping into North from Pulmoaddai in East
06.07.20 19:06  
Colombo transfers Tamil Political Prisoners to notorious Anuradhapura prison
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32263