U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo arrived in Colombo this evening for a short visit to the country during which he will meet with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He was met on arrival by State Minister of Regional Co-operation Tharaka Basnayaka, Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayantha Colombage and U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz.

“Thank you for the warm welcome, @USAmbSLM. I’m excited to be here in Colombo. I’m proud of the work @USEmbSL does to strengthen our ties with the government, businesses, and people of Sri Lanka and look forward to expanding on those efforts during my visit. #USwithSL,” Pompeo twitted soon after landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

Here are photos from his arrival at BIA.

Pompeo was received by State Minister of Regional Co-operation Tharaka Basnayaka,
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz welcomes Pompeo 
Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayantha Colombage too was present at the arrival