14 January 2018
Conveying his Pongal wishes as Tamils around the world celebrated Thai Pongal today, the US ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap said he had reiterated the call for Sri Lanka to implement the cosponsored UN Human Rights Council resolution during a meeting with the northern province's chief minister, C V Wigneswaran.
"Conveyed warmest #Pongal greetings to Chief Minister Wigneswaran and had a good discussion on Northern Province issues as well as the need for #SriLanka to fulfill its Geneva commitments to ensure lasting national reconciliation and a brighter future for all its citizens," Mr Keshap tweeted.
The US embassy in Colombo tweeted: "From all of us
@USEmbSL we wish those celebrating Thai #Pongal a joyous harvest festival as you gather with family and friends. இனிய தைப்பொங்கல் வாழ்த்து!"
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