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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2770

Sri Lankans' should know that they have a friend and partner in the United States – President Barack Obama

04 February, (Asiantribune.com): Barack Obama, President of the United States of America in his Sri Lanka’s Independence Day message reminded that the people of Sri Lanka who celebrate National Day, should know that they have a friend and partner in the United States.

In his message Barack Obama pointed out: "The United States values its enduring friendship with the people of Sri Lanka. I hope that the coming year will see advancement of our shared beliefs in democracy, liberty, pluralism, and respect for human rights. Our governments together can work to foster peace, prosperity, and stability throughout Sri Lanka."

Given below the full text of US President Barack Obama’s message addressed to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa:

"Dear Mr. President:

As the people of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan origin around the world celebrate National Day on February 4, I send my warmest greetings and wishes to you on behalf of the people of the United States.

The United States values its enduring friendship with the people of Sri Lanka. I hope that the coming year will see advancement of our shared beliefs in democracy, liberty, pluralism, and respect for human rights. Our governments together can work to foster peace, prosperity, and stability throughout Sri Lanka.

As the people of Sri Lanka celebrate National Day, they should know that they have a friend and partner in the United States.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama"

- Asian Tribune -

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