US Secretary of State John Kerry today greeted the Sri Lankan communities on the occasion of their cultural new year and said this brings a new opportunity for all to join together in the spirit of tolerance, reconciliation, and peace.
“On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer warmest greetings to the people of Sri Lanka and the vibrant global Sri Lankan diaspora,” Kerry said.
“This New Year brings a new opportunity for all Sri Lankans to join together in the spirit of tolerance, reconciliation, and peace. As Sri Lankans gather to mark the potential of the New Year, we join in celebrating with you,” said the secretary of state.
“As you continue your work to build a prosperous, democratic Sri Lanka, I offer my best wishes for a safe and happy holiday and a prosperous, peaceful year ahead,” Kerry said in a statement.