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US Congress praises Sri Lanka’s peace and progress

Apr 16, 2011 6:00:53 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lanka’s renewal after the defeat of terrorism has earned praised in the U.S. Congress, as Sri Lankan-Americans celebrated the Sinhala-Tamil New Year.

Congress Representative Joe Wilson said that Sri Lanka having just ended a decades long conflict in which the Government finally defeated terrorist forces within its borders, it has just celebrated the second New Year at complete peace. He pointed out that President Rajapaksa in his New Year message had stated that celebrating the New Year is a ‘time when all enjoy the freedom achieved in the Motherland. Therefore, the US Congress Representative said this New Year will help bring a renewal in spirit and new expectations to the people about future progress. Rep. Wilson, while wishing a happy New Year to the Sri Lankan-Americans, called for a “new-era” of relations between Sri Lanka, a dynamic nation of South Asia and the United States.