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US renews support to Sri Lanka in fight against terrorism


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Tilak Marapana (left) with US Secretary Michael R. Pompeo

 

The United States has renewed its support to Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attacks. 

US Secretary Michael R. Pompeo who met with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana on Thursday in Washington has reiterated the United States’ condemnation of the attacks that Sri Lanka suffered last month, which also killed five Americans, and strong US support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism. 

Foreign Minister Marapana noted appreciation for US support in the aftermath of the bombings and conveyed Sri Lanka’s interest in deepening cooperation to prevent future attacks. 

Both welcomed the approval of a $ 480 million Millennium Challenge Corporation compact as an important development that will contribute to prosperity and economic sovereignty in Sri Lanka. 

Secretary Pompeo also welcomed Sri Lanka’s renewed commitments to accountability, justice, and reconciliation.


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