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* Reconciliation cannot be achieved overnight, Sri Lanka tells US
Fri, Apr 18, 2014, 11:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 18, Colombo: Reconciliation in a Sri Lanka after a three-decade long war cannot be achieved overnight, Sri Lanka Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya has said.

Brigadier Wanigasuriya made this remark in response to media queries on a statement made by the United States Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal that U.S. will resume "more comprehensive" military relationship with Sri Lanka once the government makes progress towards reconciliation and accountability.

"We look forward to a resumption of a more comprehensive military relationship once the Government of Sri Lanka has made better progress toward reconciliation and accountability," Biswal said delivering a speech at the Harvard University in Boston on Wednesday.

The Assistant Secretary said that although Sri Lanka has fortunately ended its civil war, reconciliation has proved challenging.

Brig. Wanigasooriya said the government has prepared the background for reconciliation now and doubted that the U.S. was aware of all the reconstruction that has taken place since the end of the war.

He said the U.S. official had not been made aware of the government rehabilitating 12,000 LTTE cadres, who surrendered to the security forces at the end of the war, and reintegrating them into society.

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