Obama praises President’s commitment for democracy and good governance

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:59 GMT, Sep 30, 2015 |

President of the United States Barack Obama praised President Maithripala Sirisena’s commitment and actions taken for strengthening of democracy and good governance in Sri Lanka.

He made these remarks at a meeting with President Sirisena while participating in the 70th session of the UNGA, the President Media reported.

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 reconciliation in the country. “I strongly believe that reconciliation should be established in the country after bringing an end to the war”, he said.

When President Sirisena requested for assistance for poverty alleviation, the US President stated his government will extend fullest assistance to Sri Lanka in that regard.

President Maithripala Sirisena will address the United Nations Genial Assembly today.