The United States says relations between the US and Sri Lanka have reached a historic high.
The United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap in his 4th of July message celebrating the American Independence Day, hailed common principles shared by Sri Lanka and the US which make the two countries natural allies and partners.
Ambassador Keshap said the United States applauds the dramatic transformation made possible by Sri Lankan voters, and also commended the government’s efforts to uphold and protect fundamental freedoms.
The United States reiterated its support in efforts to promote constitutional reform and national reconciliation in order to facilitate all Sri Lankans with equal rights, equal opportunities, and the full benefits of post-conflict development and prosperity, regardless of their ethnicity or place of birth.
The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka commended the dedication of the Sri Lankan people as they seek to transform their country into a united, reconciled, peaceful, prosperous nation with equal opportunity for all, regardless of ethnicity or religion.
He reiterated that the US stands by Sri Lanka who seeks to restore its rightful place as a democratic and peaceful nation, and a strong contributor to global prosperity and stability.