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.

US Ambassador 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 of January.












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