On February 1, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South Asia Region Michael J. Delaney visited Colombo and met with government, trade, and business officials ahead of the upcoming Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks in Washington.  Mr.  Michael J. Delaney met with Minister of Development Strategy & International Trade Malik Samarawickrema and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Public Enterprise Development, the Board of Investments, the Department of Commerce, and the Prime Minister’s office to discuss ways to increase trade and investment.