Key members of the US Congress have urged their colleagues to support a campaign for stronger US-Sri Lankan relations as the country recovers from years of conflict against terrorism.
In an appeal, Chris Van Hollen and Robert Aderholt, co-chairs of the Sri Lanka Caucus, advised their colleagues to consider Sri Lanka’s progress since it defeated the LTTE terrorists two years ago. They said that in addition to supporting the people of Sri Lanka as they negotiate this important moment in their history, the Sri Lanka Caucus looks forward to strengthening their strategic partnership and working to promote trade and investment between the United States and Sri Lanka. The letter called Sri Lanka a valued ally of the US. It followed a statement by another House member, Joe Wilson, who praised Sri Lanka.