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US assures assistance for welfare programmes

Sep 25, 2010 4:52:32 AM - itnnews.lk

US first lady Michelle Obama has informed Ms. Shiranthi Rajapaksa that the US will assist the welfare programmes for children and women in Sri Lanka.

The intimation was made First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa met with US first lady Michelle Obama yesterday. Sri Lanka has become free of terrorist activities under the leadership of President Rajapaksa.

The US First Lady expressed appreciation about the guidance provided by President Rajapaksa to steer the country towards development in a short period.

The Sri Lankan First Lady also visited the Stone Barns Centre for Food and Agriculture, operated under the patronage of US First Lady. Later the wives of 40 heads of state participated in a luncheon hosted by the US First Lady.