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Visiting US delegation commends North progress

The three member US government delegation in Sri Lanka has observed that there has been steady progress in many areas in the country on its path to reconciliation and establishment of durable peace with the implementation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission recommendations and National Action Plan.

They stated that they observed progress in areas such as de-mining, infrastructure development, rehabilitation, release of former LTTE combatants etc.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Moore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Vikram Singh and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jane Zimmerman who arrived in the country on Saturday made these observations on Monday (28) at a Press Conference at the American Centre, Embassy of the United States of America in Sri Lanka. They said after 30 years of conflict, Sri Lanka is on a journey of building durable peace and in Jaffna they saw how  peace has helped to increase investment, spurs development, build infrastructure, and freedom of free movement etc.

James R Moore during his opening statement said they visited Colombo and Jaffna and had meetings with Sri Lankan Government representatives.

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