US House of Representatives to strengthen US-Lanka ties

A bipartisan delegation from the US House of Representatives arrives in Colombo today for three days of meetings as part of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP).

The US Embassy in Colombo said the HDP delegation is pleased to continue the important partnership begun with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between the US House of Representatives and the Parliament of Sri Lanka on September 14, 2016 in Washington D.C.  The visit serves to underscore the strong bipartisan support for Sri Lanka in the US Congress.

 “This visit by our nation’s elected representatives in Congress shows that bipartisan support for strong US-Sri Lankan ties is robust across the branches of the U.S. government,” said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap.

During the visit, the delegation will meet with the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Speaker of the Parliament, numerous Parliament members, and civil society.  The delegation in Sri Lanka is led by HDP Chairman, Congressman Peter Roskam (Republican-Illinois) and includes Ranking Member Congressman David Price (Democrat-North Carolina), Congressman Gerry Connolly (Democrat-Virginia), and Congressman Adrian Smith (Republican-Nebraska).

The HDP is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the US House of Representatives that works directly with partner countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.

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  1. We welcome that US Congressmen from the both parties members of chambers will visits Sri lanka.

    We want that mode of operand of democratic procedures’ and its order need to study in depth by US congressmen. We are highly appreciated US members delegation do extensive political report and true situation we be published to Public of all Sri Lankan by US Congressmen.
    That is bound duty of US members to be upheld democracy of out land.

    Recent past years of last 25 months we have lost most principle values democratic norms of majority rule governances which under UNP orthodox regime led by MS and Ranil W…has been abandon once and for all.

    They are may be US Congressmen are that political allies of UNP leadership ,but we do not mind that we really want NOT undermined and destroy existing Parliamentary democracy and Judiciary system by the current UNP leader of Ranil W…….?

    Sri lanak is few country who save democracy of almost 69 years of developing world since after end of second world war.

    The out of members of 193 nation of UNO which we are having prouder of modern political history of be democratic nation.

    Hope and wish US Congress take this matter seriously to address issues with all members of House. And well place due position of restoration of democracy by immediate effects taken by US Congressmen political action .

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