COLOMBO, May 17, 2019, News1st. Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Thilak Marapana met with his US counterpart Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington yesterday, reported the News1st.
Issuing a media release the US Embassy in Colombo notes that Secretary Pompeo had reiterated the United States’ condemnation of the 04/21 terror attacks and had expressed strong U.S. support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marapana had, in turn, expressed appreciation for U.S. support in the aftermath of the bombings and conveyed Sri Lanka’s interest in deepening cooperation to prevent future attacks. Both Marapana and Pompeo appreciated the approval of a $480-million Millennium Challenge Corporation contract as an important development that will contribute to prosperity and economic sovereignty in Sri Lanka.
The US Secretary of State had also welcomed Sri Lanka’s renewed commitments to accountability, justice, and reconciliation.