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The US said today the passage of the Bill to set up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP) by the Sri Lankan Government was an historic step towards achieving reconciliation.  

While congratulating Sri Lanka for passing the Bill, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski, in a twitter message, said the move was remarkable in the pursuit of justice, reconciliation and accountability for all.

Meanwhile, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal tweeted saying the Passage of the OMP Bill was a huge stride forward for Sri Lanka in advancing truth and reconciliation.

US Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap said the passage of the  Bill was an historic milestone in the path toward meaningful national reconciliation for all in Sri Lanka.

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  • Chana Saturday, 13 August 2016 01:54 PM

    Sri Lanka has eaten the USA bait. well done Yahapalanaya via DM Android App

    Pramod Friday, 12 August 2016 02:37 PM

    I vaguely remember US commending the newly appointed Iraq government after ousting Saddam. Now its a living hell.

    Liberal One Friday, 12 August 2016 11:48 AM

    This is like the hunter commending the prey.

    BBod Friday, 12 August 2016 12:02 PM

    Not really...

    Asela Friday, 12 August 2016 12:34 PM

    we need democracy back, white vaners must be locked up

    WTF Friday, 12 August 2016 01:47 PM

    A great move in the right direction for all Sri Lankans!

    Ramsay Friday, 12 August 2016 01:48 PM

    Anyway yahapalana is dancing to your tune

    Tony Friday, 12 August 2016 01:56 PM

    Go live in the US


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