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A top U.S. official who was in Sri Lanka yesterday delivered a letter from her President Donald Trump to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa underscoring his government’s commitment and interest in furthering and depending partnership with Sri Lanka.

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of States for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells told a select group of journalists that it was a constructive partnership on shared values.

In her interaction with the journalists at the VIP lounge of the airport prior to her departure, she said she had cordial and excellent meetings with President Rajapaksa and others. “In the context of our conversation, we were able to point to what has been our success in working with Sri Lanka to advance counter-terrorism cooperation, military to military engagements, economic development including exploration of the Millennium Challenge Corporation grant, “ she said.

Asserting that the U.S. is Sri Lanka’s largest export market, she said this was a partnership beneficial to both the countries. Asked about the current status of the MCC agreement, she said the U.S. was happy about the appointment of a committee by President Rajapaksa to look at it. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Jude Wednesday, 15 January 2020 09:51 AM

    It's a all American affair !!!

    Sokrates Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:36 AM

    A letter from the US President to a fellow US citizen, because Gota still not got the release from US citizenship from the US State Department.

    Milinda Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:54 AM

    What is the message you are taking back to uncle Sam from Srilanka people. We want to be a non align nation and are not interested in the global power struggle. Respect our sovereignty.

    Victor J Paredes Wednesday, 15 January 2020 05:31 PM

    You and all Nations must respect a one global nation with the United Nations as our world police force that's the only way we will have peace.

    dickie bird Wednesday, 15 January 2020 01:47 PM

    6.9 people have spoken............ Indochina will be taken care of by itself. U guys remain where you are. Who appointed you to be the world policeman ?

    Sashi Wednesday, 15 January 2020 05:10 PM

    Always remember Trump's message" America First"!

    Sarath Wednesday, 15 January 2020 05:31 PM

    Trump has stated Srilanka has 0 brand value, and this is on record for anyone who wants to find out.


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