State Department Confirms US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Will Visit Sri Lanka Later This Month

The US Department of State announced that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Sri Lanka later this month.

The State Department said this morning that Pompeo would travel to India, Sri Lanka, Japan and the Republic of Korea on June 24-30.

The visit comes amid intense debates in the island nation on the propose defence operations pact between Sri Lanka and India.

Pompeo is the first US Secretary of State to visit Sri Lanka after John Kerry.

Pompeo's visit will come approximately three weeks after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka.

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