US-Lanka relationship bolstered by US delegates visit

US-Lanka relationship bolstered by US delegates visit

August 11, 2017   02:13 pm

A delegation of US Members of Congress arrived in Sri Lanka on August 09, to conduct discussions with Sri Lankan political leaders to enhance the relationship between the island nation and the United States. 

The US delegation included Congressman Henry Cueller from Texas and Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee along with U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap.  

The delegation met with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya and the the leader of the Opposition yesterday (10). 

R.Sampanthan. It has been reported that successful talks were help with each dignitary highlighting several areas that Sri Lanka can expand on. 
The delegation expressed their pledge to support proactive political reforms and economic growth within Sri Lanka. The government’s effort to expedite a new constitution was highlighted here. The congregation also stressed the requirement to protect the democratic rights of all ethnicities and promote diverse cultural growth.  

Atul Keshap, the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka stated that the visit illustrates the full-support extended towards Sri Lanka and its development by the US government.  

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