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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 15:20
US House Committee delegation meets President and PM
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A delegation from the US House Committee on Armed Services met President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo, today (May 30).  
 
The delegation comprised of Chairman of the US House Committee on Armed Services, Mac Thornberry, Henry Cuellar, Vickie Hartzler and Carol Shea-Porter.
 
During this meeting, the President said that Sri Lanka is a country, which will work with the cooperative and friendly manner with the international community.
 
He recalled the assistance given by the US in training Sri Lankan forces.
 
President Sirisena said that the cooperation of the United States Security forces is important to control the ways that drugs smuggled into the country.
 
The Congress committee members who agreed to provide assistance to prevent drug trafficking in Sri Lanka mentioned that it is their country’s policy to give necessary assistance in order to build Sri Lanka as a strong and prosperous country.
 
The US delegation also met with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
 
The meeting took place at Temple Trees this morning (May 30).
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