Global Tamil Forum meeting with US Assistant Secretaries of State Nisha Biswal and Tom Malonowski in Washington DC
16 September 2016, London
The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) delegates representing US, UK, Canada, Australia and Germany met Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Nisha Biswal and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Tom Malonowski at the State Department in Washington DC today, Friday 16 September. President of Global Tamil Forum Father S. J. Emmanuel expressed the appreciation of the Tamil community for the continuous engagement of the US Government.
Discussions included ground realities today in Sri Lanka, particularly in relation to the North and East. The steps Tamil Diaspora can take to promote justice, peace, reconciliation and economic development were also discussed. GTF is pleased with the understanding and encouragement shown by the US Government representatives.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Manpreet Singh Anand, DRL Office Director for South and Central Asia, Carmela Conroy and Senior Desk Officer for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, McKenzie Millar were also present.