Minister of External Affairs Prof G.L.Peiris in a letter to newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry extended his congratulations on the nomination and expressed Sri Lanka’s willingness to continue working with the US in full cooperation on matters of mutual concern.
“I look forward to working closely with you to further strengthen our bilateral partnership based on your understanding of the importance of our relations and the challenges Sri Lanka faces after emerging from a protracted conflict that spanned three decades,” Prof. Peiris stated.
The full letter
His Excellency John Kerry
Secretary of State
United States of America
I wish to extend my warm congratulations to Your Excellency, on your appointment as the Secretary of State of the United States of America. You bring to your office the wisdom and experience gained during a long and distinguished political and professional career. I am confident that your pragmatic outlook, particularly having been the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will stand in good stead in steering the foreign relations of your country in these challenging times.
I recall with pleasure that Sri Lanka has engaged your attention over the years, as borne out by the report you co-authored in December 2009 recommending a re-evaluation of the US - Sri Lanka relationship. I look forward to working closely with you to further strengthen our bilateral partnership based on your understanding of the importance of our relations and the challenges Sri Lanka faces after emerging from a protracted conflict that spanned three decades.
Please accept, Excellency, assurances of my highest consideration and best wishes for your personal well-being and success.
Prof. G.L.Peiris, MP
Minister of External Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
buffaloa citizen Sunday, 03 February 2013 10:12 AM
buffaloa citizen Sunday, 03 February 2013 10:21 AM
Not at all...Obama got an urge to piss
idroos2002 Sunday, 03 February 2013 10:32 AM
unwanted flowering would send wrong signals beware of it lets be normal to show coreect protocol .Only the presidents need to titled as Your Excellency not ones below that.
Fusion Sunday, 03 February 2013 11:28 AM
Mr. Kerry is sympathetic towards the LTTE and has support from the Pro-LTTE diaspora. This letter from the FM means nothing. Question is, will president Obama be persuaded by Mr. Kerry.
sisila Sunday, 03 February 2013 11:50 AM
I think this is very good move by US authorities… He is the ONLY one stated that USA questioning Human right issues in SL while CHINA help SL in big way building harbor etc etc … he’s better than Hilary Clinton who created many issues to SL
Polkudu Chandrika Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:04 PM
No. CBC just announced that Obama only got a mild erection when he heard the news.. Nothing more.
tomsamusa Saturday, 02 February 2013 06:31 PM
Dont waste time on congratulatory messages; US govt very well knows that you are a bunch of crooks.
I'm Lion Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:00 AM
MR is the first person to lick American asses when they are selected to a post. via DM Android App
len Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:30 AM
Now John Kerry would be thrilled to bits receiving this from prestigious and power full man like GL. I am sure Kerry would have run down to the White House in a euphoric rage to show this message to Obama. In coming months we are going to see Kerry will be in constant contact with GL for advice.When Kerry start doing his rounds on media he will definitely mention GL.
Sunil-Canada Sunday, 03 February 2013 01:11 AM
I dont think that it was necessary for all this. At this juncture we dont need the US $$$$. We have other nations.
Indika Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:00 AM
Excellency must be very happy to get this letter. via DM Android App
Lobo Sunday, 03 February 2013 02:18 AM
tomsamusa....and the US govt is squeaky clean?
Lobo Sunday, 03 February 2013 02:22 AM
Why is it necessary to tell us GLP sent letter? Everyone who is anyone will be sending messages, thats usual. And its also usual that the crooks will be the first to send them.
Jagath Leanage Sunday, 03 February 2013 02:58 AM
In sinhala there is a nice saying. KAPANNA BERI ATHA SIMBINAWA .
Pasel Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:19 AM
SL Gov can tell much they want to the public but what is this letter from G L Peris show. We need your cooperation
krishan Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:55 AM
Like...Canadian Dollars? Do not waste your time Canada. Why not you come to our mother land and offer you service to the country?
len Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:57 AM
Sunil - canada Like China, Iran, for begging is it?
Paisa Muthappah Sunday, 03 February 2013 05:03 AM
It was just announced on CBC that Kerry got an orgasm as soon as he received GLs letter.
Vicks Sunday, 03 February 2013 05:49 AM
So, Sri Lanka usually congratulates people thinking of $s, you reckon?
Dr. Wicks Sunday, 03 February 2013 05:52 AM
letter drafting is so cheap, 'Please accept, Excellency.....' What a crap writing. Dont insult this language if you dont know how to deal. Unwanted praising and pampering is so ugly.
man hatton Monday, 04 February 2013 12:05 PM
He'll do his job, Mr.GL you lost your respect for your title PROF.
man hatton Monday, 04 February 2013 12:08 PM
Sisila, there guys will do their job, how can you say Hilary was good he will not? just wait SL will learn lessons. Just do your job that's all we want.
man hatton Monday, 04 February 2013 12:11 PM
Fusion, You don't like people doing their job. These guys don't receive nor give sympathies. they'll just do their job.
Likewhat L.axman Kadir did his job what "s given by govt , LTTE did their job to him what's given by their commanders. Just do your job that's all
Shan Sunday, 03 February 2013 07:11 AM
SL govt know that he is tougher than Hillary......seem try to butter him up
mike Sunday, 03 February 2013 07:39 AM
oh really?? then that must be the cause we won the war. you are not a lion but a tiger. MR had the guts to stand up to everyone & finish the war. he is not a coward like you moron!
Nodrog Sunday, 03 February 2013 08:01 AM
I'm Lion....you sound disappointed. Did you want the first place?
Richardson Monday, 04 February 2013 08:13 AM
Did the U S senate consult Wimal in Sinhala ???
Richardson Monday, 04 February 2013 08:15 AM
You moron ,they are loans, we have to pay through our A$$ Hall.
kevin Sunday, 03 February 2013 08:47 AM
hapanta bari ata sibinawa..
Gandha K Azwer Sunday, 03 February 2013 09:06 AM
Did they not announce that Obama also got one whenn he heard the news of GLs letter?
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