Rapp will be in the North for two days where he will have talks with officials and politicians in the area and will then return to Colombo for further discussions.
The top US official arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday and will remain in the country till Saturday, the US State Department said.
This is Ambassador Rapp’s second trip to Sri Lanka as Ambassador-at-Large.
During this trip Ambassador Rapp is to meet a broad cross section of government officials and political and civil society leaders on a range of issues focusing on Sri Lanka’s justice, accountability, and reconciliation processes, the State Department said.
The US official was last in Sri Lanka in February 2012. His current visit comes ahead of the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva where Sri Lanka will be discussed.
The US is expected to back a resolution on Sri Lanka at the March session.