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* U.S. hopes for greater progress on Sri Lanka's commitments, growth in bilateral relations
Sun, Feb 4, 2018, 08:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 04, Colombo: Congratulating Sri Lanka on the 70th anniversary of the island nation's independence, the United States said it looks forward to see greater progress on Sri Lankan government's commitments for transparency, reconciliation, and accountability and enhanced bilateral relations.

"In 2015, Sri Lankan voters chose a new government that pledged transparency, reconciliation, and accountability. We look forward to even greater progress on these areas in the coming year, along with increased peace, prosperity, and further growth in our bilateral relations," the U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said in a congratulatory message.

Remarking that this year also marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Sri Lanka, Secretary of State reaffirmed his government's commitment to promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

The message in full:

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka on the 70th anniversary of your independence.

This year also marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Sri Lanka. Our nations share common goals as fellow democracies both working to uphold universal principles and freedoms. As we reaffirmed during the second annual U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue last November, we are committed to promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

In 2015, Sri Lankan voters chose a new government that pledged transparency, reconciliation, and accountability. We look forward to even greater progress on these areas in the coming year, along with increased peace, prosperity, and further growth in our bilateral relations.

Best wishes to Sri Lankans of all ethnicities and religions as you celebrate this historic Independence Day.

 

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