US diplomat discusses human rights and accountability with Sri Lanka

786759009usA senior American diplomat has held discussion with Sri Lankan government officials on human rights and strengthening democracy, transparency, and accountability during his recent visit to the island nation.

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski traveled to Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan from April 2 – 10.

“In Sri Lanka, he met with senior government representatives to discuss human rights and strengthening democracy, transparency, and accountability.”

“He also met with representatives from human rights, religious, and civil society organizations,” the US State Department said.