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Mangala meets Newsmax CEO, U.S. Under Secretary

 Picture shows Minister Mangala Samaraweera with Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy and Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance Mano Tittawella.

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera who is in Washington to attend the WB/IMF annual meeting yesterday met legendary CEO of Newsmax Christopher Ruddy. Newsmax launched a full-fledged television news channel, Newsmax TV. The channel launched on Directv and Dish, and soon added Verizon Fios, giving the new network a reach of over 42 million cable/satellite homes.

In April 2010, media-industry magazine Folio named Ruddy to its “FOLIO 40,” an “annual list of magazine industry influencers and innovators

Minister Samaraweera also called on US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Thomas Shannon, on Wednesday at the US State Department.

Ambassador Shannon will visit Sri Lanka in November 2017 to take part in the next round of the US/Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue, which was inaugurated in 2016 when Samaraweera was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for a regular policy consultation designed to discuss and identify opportunities for cooperation across a full range of bilateral and regional issues.