Lanka will be an example to the world says US

CWQTJFcXIAA4EYcThe United States says the success in rebuilding Sri Lanka and reconciling the people will be an example to the rest of the world.

Visiting US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Designate) Thomas Shannon, speaking in Trincomalee today, said that during his visit it was exciting to witness first-hand the important work that communities, civil society organizations, and local authorities across this island are undertaking to improve the living standards of Sri Lankans.

“I am impressed by the progress your country has made, both economically and socially. And the United States is so proud to work with you and help support that progress. For nearly 60 years, U.S. development assistance has invested in the people of Sri Lanka, in their communities, and in the relationship between our two nations,” he said.

He says the US is proud to have played a part in the amazing things Sri Lanka has accomplished over nearly 60 years and in the decades ahead, the US will continue to focus on areas critical to long-term progress.

“We will work toward equitable economic growth – especially in less-developed regions – creating more jobs and higher incomes. And we will work toward an enhanced partnership between the state, civil society, and citizens. That means a strong legal system, a robust civil society, and an effective government that is able to deliver services to all Sri Lankans,” he added.

He said the US will continue support to communities in the East, currently worth more than 3.2 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($23 million).

“We are supporting programs that bring together Tamil, Sinhalese, and Muslim youth on the sports field. And we are providing them with English language and entrepreneurship training, as well as opportunities for exchange programs, and ways to address issues like gender-based violence. We’re also working with partners in the East to help eradicate the risk from those terrible remnants of war – landmines. That means increasing mine-risk awareness and building the capacity of mine detection teams. We’re moving toward a future where a farmer can till a field and a child can play cricket without any fear of losing a limb, or worse, to a hidden land mine,” he added.

Shannon said the United States will steadfastly support the Sri Lankan people as they continue on their historic journey towards prosperity, peace, and reconciliation. (Colombo Gazette)

10 COMMENTS

  1. US is very happy for Sri lanka having a President with NO brain inside the head. Also There is a Prime Minister illegally appointed so these parasites obeying US for what ever US say. Pathetic!

  2. Us and many wester countries have distabilise many countries and they are all in pathetic conditions. Look at Iraq, Egypt, Libya etc etc. You can not enforce your ideology in each and every country. You are not enforcing it in places like Saudi. Why? As long as the leaders are with you, you dont care what type of rulers they are. Once you are not happy with the leader, you bring down the whole country using some excuse. When our current leaders realise it, China and all other countries who supported us will be far away from us. You wont get anything from these guys other than few words.

  3. BIGGEST BULLSHIT HAVE SEEN IN MY LIFE!!!! FOR AS LONG AS THE COWARDLY RW BETRAYS THE COUNTRY AND THE SOLDIERS THAT FOUGHT FOR THE SINHALA NATION, WE WILL BE AN EXAMPLE FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD….WHAT A BUNCH OF LOSERS ….SUPPORTING THE ISIS AND WORKING UNDERHAND TO STABILIZE EUROPE AND RUSSIA!!!!

  4. America is in the final stage of their drama! Our fools can not understand the the vicious thinking of Amaricans! As long as we lick their boots, we are the best other wise we are the worst!

    Open your minds sri Lankans!

  5. Oh yeah we all wanted China out, We infact rejoiced and kicked them out A project opened by a no less a person than premier Xi, Was stopped ridcuiled and laughed! There was tangible results in Chinese money be it borrowed or otherwise, The Airport Port Roads Port city etc,May not be vice investment for now nevertheless its done, Why look at BMICH who did that.. This is on top of the help extended to us during our darkest days, Then comes the govt change which was needed but we needn’t have sent the Chinese packing and welcome with open arms 2nd & 3rd tiered western folks as if they are gods, And what have they got to show us in terms of investments is close to nothing and yet we are being dictated…
    They is a common saying or common knowledge where I am currently domiciled is that Srilankans are worse than the Indian.. Guess they are right!

  6. Now days the US is singing a different song, because the LTTE has been eliminated. China helped the Sri Lankans to eliminate the LTTE; not the US, India or the other Western Country. The US and India helped to eliminate the LTTE, because China came forward to help Sri Lanka. Surely, Mangala is not smart enough to understand this reality.

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