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Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh and Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake at the airport in Colombo to receive the Indian visitors and see off the India-bound Sri Lankan group.

SOFA’s contentious clauses up for discussion during US Secretary of State’s visit


The proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the US that had seen opposition from some Sri Lankan political parties, would also come up for discussion to plug the contentious clauses, during the upcoming visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Colombo, senior government sources said yesterday.

Pompeo is scheduled to visit India, Sri Lanka, Japan and Korea from June 24 to 30, officials said.

Secretary Pompeo expressed his desire to visit Sri Lanka when he spoke to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe over the telephone, shortly after the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) carried out suicide bomb explosions at  three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, on Easter Sunday, which killed a total of 258 people and injured around 500.
 

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