Prime Minister did not want to meet Pompeo

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa did not want to meet US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo during his visit to Sri Lanka, a Government Minister claimed.

Minister Wimal Weerawansa told reporters today that as far as he knows, Rajapaksa was not keen to meet Pompeo.

During his brief visit yesterday Pompeo had talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The top US official briefed the media following his talks with the Foreign Minister and gave a couple of short media interviews.

He also visited the St. Anthony’s Shrine in Kochchikade before heading to the Maldives. (Colombo Gazette)

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