Rajapaksa leaves to USA after meeting Armitage

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 January 2011, 15:07 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday morning left Colombo to United States of America on a 'private' trip , according to Ada Derana, an electronic media that cited Bandula Jayasekara, the director general of the SL President Media. On Tuesday, Mr.Mahinda Rajapaksa held discussion with the former United States Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage.

Mr. Rajapaksa’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge and Foreign Secretary Romesh Jayasinghe were present during the discussion.

Mr. Armitage also paid a courtesy call on Rajapaksa at Temple Trees.

Armitage who was the second-in-command at the State Department from 2001 to 2005, now heads Armitage International, L.C., a firm that provides multinational clients with critical support in the areas of international business development, strategic planning and problem-solving.


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