President Sirisena an exemplary leader: US

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President Maithripala Sirisena was an exemplary leader working closely with all member states, the United States said yesterday.  

Meeting President Sirisena on the side lines of the 72nd Session of the United National General Assembly in New York , US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon said the US also appreciate the cooperative approach taken by Sri Lanka when dealing with regional countries.  

Shannon went on to commend the country’s political, social and economic rebuilding process in the post-conflict era and said the Sri Lanka followed a good foreign policy today.

Recalling the long standing friendship between the two countries, President Sirisena extended his gratitude for the assistance provided.

“Sri Lanka is committed to building peace in the Indian Ocean region”, he said.

He concluded that Sri Lanka was facing an economic crisis, due to the nearly three decade long war, and expected the continuous assistance of the US in areas of development, tourism and fisheries.

The Under Secretary assured the President that the US will provide its continuous assistance to Sri Lanka and he is expected to undertake a tour to Sri Lanka in next November.

  Comments - 27

  • Jehan Goonartane Friday, 22 September 2017 01:13 PM

    For USA . Not for Sri Lanka

    ANTON Friday, 22 September 2017 01:17 PM


    L.P. Mendis Friday, 22 September 2017 07:45 PM

    Anto, our President will not bend down like MR. He is a wise President, mind it.

    shanthapriya Friday, 22 September 2017 01:18 PM

    keep it up sir. cheat US as long as possible and get the maximum from them. All communities in SL will be benefited by doing so.

    Hiran Shanaka Friday, 22 September 2017 08:57 PM

    Please keep your stupidity to yourself! Many thanks!

    Dalu banda Friday, 22 September 2017 01:49 PM

    It is a true certificate.

    Sugath Friday, 22 September 2017 02:02 PM

    Hurriedly dissolving the parliament after the first Bond issue and not conducting elections make him exemplary

    Citizen Friday, 22 September 2017 02:04 PM

    No longer the opinion of Sri Lankans

    Hiran Friday, 22 September 2017 02:06 PM

    With China's presence we were able to contain the hostile nations. This govt compromised on that edge and capitulated.

    Laffing Jack Friday, 22 September 2017 02:09 PM

    That must be the reason why they cut annual funds to SL by 96%.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 22 September 2017 02:12 PM

    Most of our politicians and public,they always work with a negative attitude,we cannot blame them because it is something in the blood. If America or some other European country come forward to help us,then our opposition politicians will say,they are helping us for their own benefit and if no one help us then they will say, because of the bad policies of the current leaders non of the developed country is helping us. This is very sad and pathetic.Our opposition politicians are well trained to think about everything in a pessimistic way. They hardly know about optimism. it is very sad.

    Kumar Friday, 22 September 2017 08:40 PM

    You don't have a clue how this world is controlled and run by the West for their own white interest.

    willowsd Friday, 22 September 2017 02:13 PM

    Keep up the good work Sir.

    A Wijetunge Friday, 22 September 2017 04:17 PM

    What good work? The country is in a mess.

    Manju Perera Friday, 22 September 2017 03:23 PM


    rohitha de silva Friday, 22 September 2017 03:58 PM

    True leaders won’t do back stabbing.

    karthik Friday, 22 September 2017 05:28 PM

    Our local heroes are not happy when you praise our president.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 22 September 2017 05:56 PM

    Good to hear but yet to be seen!

    ceylon Friday, 22 September 2017 08:10 PM

    come to lanka and see how is his works.daily protestsdaily crimestgeives lives freely while hard working people pay tax.and much more. via DM Android App

    Sambo Friday, 22 September 2017 08:12 PM

    Yes sir when they meet you face to face this is what they say. But when they get back they call for sanction.

    Jegan Friday, 22 September 2017 08:48 PM

    This is the way White Masters praise the brown,yellow,and black leaders for accepting their superiority.But here comes a defiant and noble North Korea not prepared to accept the White Masters.

    raj Friday, 22 September 2017 09:29 PM

    Sri Lanka should follow Canadian PM's message and publicly states it was wrong for Sri Lanka not resolving ethnic problem in Sri Lanka which caused war. If Canadian PM can acknowledge the problem, why not Sri Lankan president do the same thing.Sri Lanka should prohibit any harmful cultural practices that exist among Tamils and Muslims and Singhalese. Dowry is one of them. Sri Lanka should ban recruiting children to become Buddhist monk because these children are too make mature decision.

    Haramanis Saturday, 23 September 2017 04:00 PM

    Raj - you appear to be mixing LTTE's forced recruitment of children with some children being ordained as Buddhist Monks.

    Colin Saturday, 23 September 2017 10:27 AM

    Well...we need to have our own strategic and intelligent plan to keep harmony among the different communities, economic development and sovereignty in the country, to take any support from the powerful nations without complain to others.

    Peter Saturday, 23 September 2017 04:25 PM

    Mr President we know that you were part of the Rajapakse regime. We do not know how and how much you have been involved financially in deals with that regime. We know too that you are afraid of the leaders of that regime. It goes to show as to why you have not taken any action on the crimes against that regime since you have been elected. You have made so many false promises in the running and administration of the country that you have no shame. Read the letters from the public on you daily in the newspapers which assinates your character and a disgrace to your post.

    Senewi Saturday, 23 September 2017 07:02 PM

    They have made the same statement regarding Saddam Hussein once up on a time .

    Nostradamus Saturday, 23 September 2017 10:02 PM

    It makes me sad to see so many stupid bad and negative comments above. Our lifes are better now more freedom less corruption and no white vans. people should be more thankful. Cant they see how many obstacles are put up by MR s planless JO via DM Android App

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