US remains a friend and partner to Sri Lanka – Ambassador – by Teena Marian
Source : newsfirst
As Sri Lanka faces its current economic crisis, it is a time for all citizens to come together in support of your nation’s recovery, said US Ambassador Julie Chung on Wednesday (14), adding that the United States remains a friend and partner to Sri Lanka, especially during this challenging period, in a true spirit of partnership.
“Our support includes financial assistance and support for Sri Lankan people achieve their aspirations for a democratic and unified nation, inclusive of minority communities. We will continue to speak up for democracy, human rights for all, human dignity, rule of law, good governance, and transparency,” said the Ambassador.
Separately, to support Sri Lankan through the financial crisis, the U.S. government has committed nearly $240 million to support Sri Lanka during the crisis period alone, she added.
The U.S. Embassy, on behalf of our government and the American people, will continue our support to Sri Lanka, including the Muslim community here, she said during a visit to the Dewatagaha Mosque, Colombo.