Tue, 03 Aug 2021 Today's Paper

Hillary greets post war Lanka

13 April 2010 05:13 am - 29     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has greeted Sri Lankan around the world as they celebrate the first post war Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

In a message released by the US State Department, Clinton said that every year the celebration brings the hope of new beginnings and fresh promise, but this year it carries added resonance.

“For the first time in decades, Sri Lankans from all parts of the island can celebrate together in a peaceful and united country. This is an opportunity for Sri Lankans of all backgrounds, living inside and outside the country, to renew their bonds and work together to build a prosperous, democratic nation defined by tolerance and respect for human rights,” she said.


THE FULL STATEMENT:


U.S. Department of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

April 12, 2010

Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Greeting

On behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people, I congratulate Sri Lankans around the world as you celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

Every year this celebration brings the hope of new beginnings and fresh promise, but this year it carries added resonance. For the first time in decades, Sri Lankans from all parts of the island can celebrate together in a peaceful and united country. This is an opportunity for Sri Lankans of all backgrounds, living inside and outside the country, to renew their bonds and work together to build a prosperous, democratic nation defined by tolerance and respect for human rights. The United States is eager to support you in this journey and to build even stronger ties of friendship between our people.

I offer my warmest wishes for a safe and happy holiday and a prosperous New Year.

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 29

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2010 12:38 PM

    What else can Hillary say about the magnificent victory of UPFA?

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 12:40 PM

    HANDS THAT CAN NOT BE CHOPPED MUST BE KISSED

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:26 AM

    Thank you, Your wishes are much appreciated.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:32 AM

    thank you very much dont come too much

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:35 AM

    wishful thinking!!When almost 50% are against this government, hope this fragmented society could shed their differences and celebrate New Year.The initiative should come from the government to win the hearts and minds of all oppornents!!

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:35 AM

    Thank you Madam , but do you realy have right to ask about human rights when you see Iraq and Afganistan.Those PPL do not have at least animal rights. Firstly try to clean your own mess before dig in to other country.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:44 AM

    Madame Secretary has finally said something without any harsh words to Sri Lanka. Thank you Mrs. Clinton and hope you will have this kindness and the understanding in the future too.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:47 AM

    hmmmm something fishy ! anyway love you ..

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:50 AM

    She should have identified what is PEACE, at least by now. Better later than never.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:05 AM

    We like your positive and realistic attitude. Majority of Sri Lankans like US and the American people,despite the barking of some cheap politicians. We need your continued support . Ignore the LTTE false propaganda.

    Wednesday, 14 April 2010 02:20 AM

    Your Message is much like trying to splinter a curled dog's tail.
    The sinking lanka is run pakse thugs who lack elementary decenttary and respect to human rights to minority Tamils.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:10 AM

    Hey Hilary, do remember Sri Lanka is, and has always been a unitary country, and not an united country as you try to imply. Tell that to your TRO friends as well,will you?

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:11 AM

    Russians, Chinese , Islamic countries, Palestinians and the LTTE spoit our good relations with USA. Some gullible people in those countries and Sri Lanka are also responsible for this .Lets have a new start ,we need your support.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:19 AM

    perhaps some of our people may protest this letter even saying this is a part of US led conspiracy........(may be to ruin our culture!!!!)

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:21 AM

    why this sudden interest by the US on Sri Lanka? 1st it was the embassy, then Robert Blake, now Clinton...fishy indeed!

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:29 AM

    Beware of greeks bearing gifts.
    "Nought from the Greeks towards me hath sped well.
    So now I find that ancient proverb true,
    Foes' gifts are no gifts: profit bring they none."

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:48 AM

    Thanks Hillery !

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 07:17 AM

    Shameless Woman.earlier wanted to send Sri Lanka to the Gallows.Now kissing the hand which they couldn't cut.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 07:53 AM

    It is about time she said something positive about Sri Lanka.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 07:54 AM

    Madam, the peace should start with the heirachy of Sri Lanka.
    If they are peacemakers then the rest will follow suit. I shudder to think what we are in store for under this regime.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 08:01 AM

    That is how you should treat us.Thank you

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 08:09 AM

    If you can't chop your hand off, kissing it is the only choice. A wise and a correct move made by Hillary. Lets say;forget the very recent past.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 08:39 AM

    wow! what a turn around of this woman of many tongues.

    Thanks. BYE!

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 08:46 AM

    what does she know about us ?

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 08:56 AM

    Are we under USA?

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 08:58 AM

    USA 'scontribution to this achievment is questionable

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 09:14 AM

    Hillary are your warmest greetings sincere ?, maybe with your dwindling prominence you need Sri Lanka for a piggy back ride to fame.

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 09:27 AM

    Hilary did her best to mess up Sri Lanka by supporting the Tigers. Now she has the brass to wish us a Happy New Year. What hypocrisy!

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010 10:37 AM

    Hillary this is a toned down message and we welcome.
    People do realise that war on terror in Sri Lanka is a mammoth win for GOSL and you now accept that people can live in peace. This is a major win for the Governement of Sri Lanka and therefore the people of SL will enjoy the New Year.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Ugly sporting truths Sport scholarships thrive in culture of corruption

Sadly the cohort of perpetrators include egotistical leaders, coaches and eve

JR Jayewardene and the July 1983 Anti-Tamil Violence

July 24, 1983 was the day on which a destructive spree of anti-Tamil violence

“Medamulana Dynasty”: Four Sons and Three Grandsons of Don Alvin Rajapaksa

Basil Rohana Rajapaksa was sworn in as Finance minister in the Government of

Site survey near Akasa Chaitya: Is it the end of Yala?

The Yala National Park has been at the receiving end of human disturbances fr



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.