Mahinda, Butenis discuss economic ties

Wednesday, 9 March 2011 00:24 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

US Ambassador Patricia Butenis has reiterated US support for Sri Lanka’s ongoing post-conflict development process and discussed strengthening relations between the two countries on trade and aviation, when she met President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday at Janadhipathi Mandiraya.

During the meeting they discussed the progress on talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the post-conflict reconciliation process.

They also discussed the issue of Indian fishermen entering Sri Lankan Northern waters and the progress in finding a solution to the problem.

The meeting was cordial with both sides agreeing to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Minister of External Affairs G. L. Peiris and Secretary Romesh Jayasinghe were also present.