G.L and Sison discuss political developments

The new U.S Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison and the Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris, have had discussions on the political developments in the country, the External Affairs Ministry said today.

Sison, who arrived in the country on Friday, was told by the Minister that wherever she travels in the country, she would find ample evidence of the new mood of confidence among Sri Lankans, who are looking forward to a secure and prosperous future after the eradication of terrorism.

The External Affairs Ministry said that Minister Peiris discussed with Ambassador Sison political and economic developments in Sri Lanka since the end of the conflict, and the way ahead.

Ambassador Sison, with the advantage of extensive experience in South Asia, expressed her pleasure at the opportunity of serving in Sri Lanka.

The External Affairs Minister and the American Ambassador discussed co-operation between the two countries in a variety of fields, including trade, investment, defence and the environment.

Minister Peiris will be attending an event over the week-end to mark the 20th anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce.