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    US offers support for good governance, peace and prosperity in SL

    65beb9774e06343654006553d072bc9b_LThe United States on Tuesday  reaffirmed their strong support for Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan people for their commitment towards institutions of  good governance, peace and prosperity.

    “We are at this momentous occasion to reaffirm the strong support of the United States for Sri Lankan people and for the commitment of the government and the people towards this path of democracy of good governance, combating corruption, promoting reconciliation, the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal said at a special press briefing held in Colombo today.

    “We are incredibly proud of the journey that is being undertaken here, the story that unfolding in this great country is one that stands as a testament to the rest of the world”, Biswal emphasised.

    She said that she was here last May during the historic visit of  Secretary Kerry and since then they have seen not only  commitment to democracy but also just a tremendous momentum of progress towards institutions of good governance,  combating corruption and promoting reconciliation.

    Biswal further stated that they recently told President Maithripala Sirisena about their plans to support resettlement and education in Sampur with a commitment of one million US dollars in resources.  She said that they look forward to work with President Sirisena , the Prime Minister and with the new government to  ensure that the country is able to realize its enormous potential.

    Also, Nisha Biswal is scheduled to hold talks with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

    Democracy, Human Rights and the US State Department, Assistant Secretary of Labor Affairs Tom Malinowski, External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap also were present on this occasion.


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