Sri Lanka ready to work with US to advance mutual interests

Sri Lanka says it stands ready to work with the United States to advance mutual interests, both bilaterally and in multilateral fora.

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena expressed these views in a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

In the letter, the Foreign Minister conveyed his heartiest felicitations and greetings on the auspicious occasion of the 245th anniversary of Independence of the United States of America.

“Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1948, Sri Lanka’s ties with the United States have continued to expand and flourish across a range of areas of mutually beneficial cooperation. I remain confident that this multifaceted and vibrant partnership will be further consolidated and deepened in the years ahead for the betterment of our two countries and peoples,” Gunawardena said.

He said the Government and people of Sri Lanka deeply appreciate the invaluable support and assistance extended by the United States for the control of the COVID-19 pandemic, including US President Biden’s recent initiative to donate millions of doses of surplus vaccines to countries in need, including Sri Lanka.

The relationship between the US and Sri Lanka has been on rocky ground after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa came to power in 2019. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. Of course beggars need wealthy people to survive. What’s so good about being a beggar and multiplying like rabbits in the name of democracy and religious freedom? Since the independence Sri Lanka’s population has increased more than 3 times, but intellectual capacity and job opportunities have not increased as much as the population. This shows a clear picture about the foolish mindset has been passed onto generations. You are going backward, it is clear your God and your democracy is not working. However, you will not change your ways. You will continue to carry on like insane people who repeat the same thing again and again without seeing a result. Laziness is preventing you from the change. Lazy people dislike working hard or acquiring knowledge. Ultimately, you will pay a high price for your laziness, it is coming. The days are not far away for you to pay the price for your laziness, foolishness and corruptions.

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