The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry on behalf of President Barack Obama and the people of the country offered Sinhala and Tamil New Year greetings and said that Sri Lanka’s accomplishments in the past year have been historic.
Praising the accomplishments made the island state; Kerry said, it all demonstrated Sri Lankan people’s deep commitment for reconciliation, tolerance and peace.
“On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I join you in celebrating the Sri Lankan New Year. The past year’s accomplishments have been historic, demonstrating the deep commitment of the Sri Lankan people for reconciliation, tolerance and peace,” he said, reports Colombo Page.
Kerry also wished for the island nations continued success as it moves ahead with a new constitution and further efforts in strengthening Sri Lanka’s democracy and prosperity.