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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, who just concluded her two-day visit to Sri Lanka, said there was a lot of work to be done for Sri Lanka to pursue a future that is peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous.


In a statement she expressed her government willingness to work with Sri Lankan government continuously.


"It was a privilege to visit Colombo to witness for myself the sense of excitement and optimism that the Sri Lankan people have ushered in through the historic January 8 election. In my meetings with government, civil society, private sector, and political parties, I heard a consistent message of hope about translating this promise into a brighter reality for all Sri Lankans," U.S. Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal said.


According to her, she has had very productive conversations with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, Urban Development Minister Rauff Hakeem, and Defence State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene.


After having a conversation with the TNA leadership, Mrs. Biswal said she could hear their perspective for meaningful progress on reconciliation and political inclusion to ensure a peaceful, prosperous future for their constituents within Sri Lanka.


"I congratulated President Sirisena on his victory and expressed the United States' willingness to work with the new government" she said adding that "Clearly there is a lot of work to be done."

 
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  • srivan Friday, 06 February 2015 12:34 AM

    US should think straight and act straight and not along crooked lines. Were the people of the north and east really "excited"? Let the UN and its Agencies do their job free of interference.

    QK Friday, 06 February 2015 01:34 AM

    Ms Biswal,You and other USA backed do gooders should keep your grubby fingers off Sri Lanka. Just Get out. You and your relatives back in India are responsible for the regime change and all the other ills that has engulfed Sri Lanka. You can remember funding and helping the LTTE in their attempt to get an elam in SL.Just get off.

    mahinda Wednesday, 04 February 2015 06:30 PM

    AMERICANS SHOULD PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH

    Nims Thursday, 05 February 2015 04:11 AM

    Yeh, US will have to borrow money from China to give us the big grant

    Henry Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:39 AM

    Hope she would not submit a bias report as was done by predecessors.

    Waco Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:42 AM

    Most of our Ministers have no communication skills.

    WILLY Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:28 PM

    NISHA,I think we Sri Lankans are capable of handling our own issues..you should head back to the USA and and initiate action to give due recognition to Blacks and dark skinned Americans(FERGUSON)..this may help you to hold onto your job in NOVEMBER 2016(ie) if the Democtracts win!!

    John Fernandez Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:40 PM

    Lot of work to be done "for" Sri Lanka or Lot of work to be done "to" Sri Lanka. What is your real intention Ms Nisha?

    BUSHEL Thursday, 05 February 2015 02:42 PM

    comments are not complimentary for US. Wonder New palanaya will get caught. Rathana Thero, Soabitha Thero Champika, Rahitha and others should understand what this US love is for

    Bhathiya Waduge Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:56 PM

    Lot of work to be done for blacks killed by US police everyday....

    Waco Thursday, 05 February 2015 03:25 PM

    PMs with less experience should be interviewed by a panel of senior ministers to assess their knowledge, before giving them ministeries.

    Waco Wednesday, 04 February 2015 09:25 PM

    Will USA give us a big grant to upgrade Trincomalee Habour to a commercial Habour of international level?

    Lakshman De Silva Thursday, 05 February 2015 10:03 AM

    This what the rival super powers say and want to assist Sri Lanka for thie rown dubious needs of world domination.Sri lnka is one of the most erudite in Asia and SRi Lankans are aware wht needs to be done unlike these armchair experts.Sri Lanka is a coujtry self sufficient in quality food and is a rich farming country.We have no homeless and unfed ;like in the USA and in Europe.This because we have managed well. Corruption talked is world wide and is petty in Sri Lanka compared tp USA, Europe and Japan

    Nalin Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:54 PM

    Separating the country into 4 pieces. via DM Android App

    Prem Nath Thursday, 05 February 2015 10:14 AM

    Yes,Sri Lanka will get a huge loan,provided USA is given control oc the underground tanks in Trincomalee.

    sri Wednesday, 04 February 2015 04:30 PM

    Sri Lanka is aware of the work need to be done !

    Sangaralingham Friday, 06 February 2015 09:28 AM

    Look war ended 2009. Nothing significant has changed except some grew rich with war during war before the war in between the war. Socially politically we heard lot of vetbal programs none of which the previous government. So outsiders know more than insiders so they come and see you me the politicians citizens advice is. Lot of advice helpful so as we live inside the well do not always do right think right

    Subha Thursday, 05 February 2015 10:10 PM

    USA stop funding Tamil Terrorism! and leave Ukraine alone too..


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