No softening of stand on Sri Lanka: US 
Posted on October 3rd, 2014

The United State Thursday dismissed Sri Lankan media reports which said that Secretary of State John Kerry indicated a softening in the U.S. position on Sri Lanka.

Jen Psaki, Spokesperson of the U.S. State Department at the press briefing said there U.S. policy with regard to Sri Lanka has not changed and it certainly has not softened.

Sri Lankan media reported that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had reportedly told the Cabinet meeting that his discussions with Secretary of State John Kerry had made him realized that the US had softened its stance on Sri Lanka.

Dismissing the report, Psaki said the Secretary Kerry did speak with the Sri Lankan President on the margins of the UN General Assembly to stress that the U. S. position regarding Sri Lanka has not changed.
“The only thing that was right was that the Secretary did speak with the Sri Lankan president on the margins of the UN General Assembly,” State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters denying such reports in this regard. 

“He (Kerry) did so with the express purpose of conveying that US policy with regard to Sri Lanka has not changed and it certainly has not softened,” she said in response to a question. 

“We would, of course, like our relationship with Sri Lanka to achieve its full potential, but that will only happen if Sri Lanka builds enduring peace and prosperity for all of its diverse ethnic and religious communities,” she said. 
“And that’s why the Secretary, in no uncertain terms, made clear to the president that Sri Lanka needed to take meaningful steps to act like a country that is no longer at war and instead is now building a future that includes all of its citizens. So certainly it had the opposite purpose,” Psaki said. 

One Response to “No softening of stand on Sri Lanka: US ”

  1. aloy Says:

    who asked from Jen Psaki?. Horage ammagen pena ahanawa wage. Our prez must have said that to justify the millions spent on hiring companies to promote our cause.

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