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US on Sri Lanka’s 'dialogue' with TNA

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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