12/07/2009

US official here to encourage post-war reconciliation


(December 07, Colombo - Lanka Polity) The highest-ranking US envoy to arrive in Sri Lanka following the war victory of the government will arrive in the island today.

Robert Blake, the assistant secretary of state for South Asia, will visit Sri Lanka on Monday and Tuesday. 

He is expected to encourage post-war reconciliation, US State Departmentofficials said Friday.

Blake, formerly the ambassador to Colombo, will meet with government officials, political leaders and civil society, State Department added in a statement.

Sri Lanka's relations with the United States and other Western nations soured earlier this year as troops defeated the Tamil Tiger rebels, who waged a bloody campaign for a separate homeland.US was concerned about the safety of the non-combatants.

However, Sri Lanka government accuses the Western nations are plotting against them and assisting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) that was militarily defeated this year.

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