New hope for democracy in Sri Lanka: President Obama

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:27 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

US President Barack Obama hailed Sri Lanka’s new hopes for democracy in passing remarks about India’s role in helping countries in the region forge a brighter future. “As I’ve said before, with power comes responsibility. In this region, India can play a positive role in helping countries forge a better future, from Burma to Sri Lanka, where today there’s new hope for democracy,” President Obama said, as he addressed a gathering at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi as he wrapped up his visit to India yesterday. “With your experience in elections, you can help other countries with theirs,” the US President said in his address.(DB)