President of the United States Barack Obama praises President Maithripala Sirisena’s commitment and actions taken for strengthening of democracy and good governance in Sri Lanka, Presidential Media Division said in a statement.
He made these remarks at a meeting with President Sirisena while participating in the 70th session of the UNGA.
President Obama expressed his appreciation about the changes occurred in Sri Lanka under the new government.
In response, President Sirisena said his determination is to build the reconciliation in the country in future. “I strongly believe the reconciliation should be established in the country after bringing an end to the war”, he said.
When President Sirisena requested the assistance for the alleviation of poverty, the US President stated his government will fully help Sri Lanka on that regard, Presidential Media Division said.