08 May 2011
“The United States attaches great importance to the dialogue that is now taking place between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
“The Government [says it] is committed to a sincere dialogue with the TNA. But the proof will be in results, not in promises.
“We very much hope that this [dialogue] will result in concrete progress towards the issues that that are of concern to the Tamils.
“So this will remain a very high priority for the United States and I hope for the Government as well.”
- Robert Blake, US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia. See his other comments on TNA-GoSL talks here.
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