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‘United States and Sri Lanka have a strong partnership’ - State Dept

The United States says it has a “strong partnership” with Sri Lanka, in a message released to mark the Tamil and Sinhala New Year.

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus released a statement saying the partnership between the two governments is “based on extensive people-to-people ties and a shared commitment to democratic principles and a stable, secure Indo-Pacific”. 

“We look forward to building on this partnership and continuing to tackle shared challenges in the year ahead,” the statement added.

The statement comes as US-Sri Lanka relations have grown in recent years, with military ties in particular expanding.