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Greeting the Sri Lankans on the occasion of their New Year, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the United States stands ready to partner with the island nation as it works to make progress on reconciliation and accountability.

"On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I am eager to support the Sri Lankan people in this journey as you work to make progress on reconciliation and accountability four years after the end of the conflict which divided your country," Kerry said yesterday.

Kerry congratulated Sri Lankans around the world as they celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

"The New Year brings with it an opportunity for all Sri Lankans to join together in the spirit of peace and reconciliation," Kerry said.(PTI)
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  • Mohamed Saturday, 13 April 2013 11:56 PM

    MR is forming Sri Lanka version of Taliban dragging the country back

    Uncle Sam Sunday, 14 April 2013 12:18 AM

    Shouldn't the US first address the problems at home before trying to put their fingers in other countries. The US is one country that was born of genocide of the Indigenous people, then they had slavery for over 200 years and then segregation for another 100 years. Why do they not address these issues first. How about compensation to the Native Americans for the usurped lands and for the African Americans whose forced FREE labour brought in trillions to the US treasury. Why not address those issues Mr. Kerry.

    Kamal Monday, 15 April 2013 05:29 AM

    very childish ...

    Grace Friday, 12 April 2013 08:02 AM

    I can remember the Arab and Camel story.

    Sinhalaya Friday, 12 April 2013 08:09 AM

    There has to be some thing suspicious in here. Dont know what they are up to. USA stop putting your hand to SL. This is too much

    Warna Gamage Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:47 AM

    Don't worry ! We are safe. Bodu Bala Senawa is there. They are the new security to our country. If attacked by U. S. , Bodu Bala has the power and rights to attack U.S. with Chemical weapons, That means with rotten eggs.

    Labby Friday, 12 April 2013 08:14 AM

    So now that we have rejected their offer for help on Electricity issues, are we refusing this too ? We frogs will never get out of the well we're in, and all because of our pride.

    MayIwin Silva Sunday, 14 April 2013 02:31 AM

    Sorry Yankee, we have other helping hands!

    Seelawathie Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:53 PM

    Sir, do you know where Sri Lanka is ?. The reason I am asking this is because when JR Jayawardena went to US, Ronald Reagan said " I welcome the Presideent of Seiira Leon".

    Sam Fernando Saturday, 13 April 2013 05:52 AM

    Mind your own business for God's sake SIRRRRRRRR..

    Nims Monday, 15 April 2013 01:28 AM

    Yes you are most welcome if you like and bring the 5 star Western Democracy you introduced to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, Syria etc.

    John Friday, 12 April 2013 09:19 AM

    Some tribal African despots had this attitude some years ago when we used to look down on them.....? They have since got out of the well!

    upul Friday, 12 April 2013 09:33 AM

    We let only China to put hands !!!!

    jude silva Friday, 12 April 2013 09:37 AM

    after putting sri lanka in deep trouble banning iran oil , you dont need to ask. You are bound to help not only to sri lanka but so many other countries. For American interests others has to suffer.

    willows Friday, 12 April 2013 09:57 AM

    smells a dead rat???

    Suq Madique Friday, 12 April 2013 10:07 AM

    Yes, something definitely fishy. The US always has an ulterior motive which is always to their advantage.


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