US gives unstinted
support to Lanka
[February 10, 2006 - 7.00 GMT]
The United States
of America has expressed its unstinted support and cooperation to Sri
Lanka, in achieving success in finding a lasting solution to the
country’s decades old ethnic conflict, during the Government-LTTE peace
talks to be held February 22 and 23, 2006, in Geneva.
Jeffrey Lunstread conveyed the US support to the Head of the Government
delegation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva during a meeting in Colombo,
yesterday. He said the US appreciated the genuine efforts made by
President Mahinda Rajapaksa to make the peace process a success and the
dedication and patience shown by him. The US is one of the Co-Chairs of
the Sri Lankan peace process.
During the meeting
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva briefed the American Ambassador on the
line the Sri Lankan government proposed to adopt at the forthcoming
talks. Minister de Silva said the Government had held two successful
workshops for the delegates to brief them on all aspects of negotiations
and the peace process.
Earlier too the US
welcomed the resumption of face-to-face dialogue between the Government
and the LTTE when the announcement was made in Oslo on the 26th
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Date: February 10, 2006 - 7.00 GMT