A bi-partisan group of Representatives of the United States Congress visiting Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena today at the Presidential Secretariat.
The group included Congressman Peter Roskam (Chair – Republican), Congressman David Price (Democrat), Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (Democrat) and
Congressman Adrian Smith (Republican).
Their aim was to promote on-going partnership between House Democracy Partnership (HDP) and Sri Lanka Parliament while strengthening democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations.
President Sirisena, expressing his satisfaction over the strength of the bilateral relations between the two countries, said that that the Government of Sri Lanka is totally committed to further strengthen relations, especially in economic and investment spheres.
During the call, leader of the HDP Group Congressman Peter Roskam expressed his admiration on behalf of US House of Representatives for the transformative process that President has led after his election two years ago.
He said that measures taken for reconciliation, development of the country, good governance and citizen’s right are laudable.
He said that USA will stand by Sri Lanka in its challenging journey towards economic development.
The delegation was accompanied by Atul Keshap Ambassador for USA, and Prasad Kariyawasam Sri Lanka Ambassador in USA.
Kumar Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:13 PM
If we could maintain a strong friendship with America then India can't push us around.
Don Juan Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:48 AM
Please politely inform the distinguish delegation that a guy hired by Obama- Clinton has tried to interfere the recent presidential election in USA through the help of "local gods" by scarifying of 1500 coconuts. Please apologise for this untruly behavior of the guy and inform that it was an individual act.
patriotisam Wednesday, 22 February 2017 08:38 PM
hope no one will make any internal Problems to SL any more.
Lakshman De Silva Thursday, 23 February 2017 07:10 AM
Crocodile tears! How can USA support a staunch communist?
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