Top US delegation meets the army

A high level delegation from the US State Department visited Kilinochchi and had talks with the army, the army media unit said.

The army said that the delegation had talks with the Commander of the Security Forces Headquarters in Kilinochchi, Major General A.W.J.C. de Silva, with a view to receiving an update on various development and security roles of the troops.

The US delegation included Dr Alyssa Ayres, US Deputy Assistant Secretary, South and Central Asian Affairs, Mr Thomas Melia, US Deputy Assistant Secretary, Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Ms Leslie Taylor, US Special Assistant, Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour, Mr James Bednar, Director, USAID Mission, Dr Paul Carter, Political Counsellor of the U.S. Embassy.

The army briefed the US delegation on various development, humanitarian, resettlement and community projects being pursued by the Army.

Several senior officers serving the Security Forces Headquarters in Kilinochchi also attended the discussion.