Tuesday, 21st September 2021

US Offers $480 Million aid to fight terror

British Asia News Network- AD 

Colombo, May 18: Michael R Pompeo US Secretary of State and Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana had a meeting in Washington to discuss security, counter-terrorism and transnational organised crime among other matters. US has reassured Sri Lanka full support in fighting against terrorism, in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people across the country last month.

“The Secretary (Pompeo) reiterated the United States” condemnation of the attacks that Sri Lanka suffered last month, which also killed five Americans and strong US support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism.” said the State Department. It further added “Foreign Minister Marapana noted appreciation for U.S. support in the aftermath of the bombings and conveyed Sri Lanka’s interest in deepening cooperation to prevent future attacks.”

Mike Pompeo and Tilak Marapana further welcomed the approval of a $480 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact as an important development that will contribute to prosperity and economic sovereignty in Sri Lanka.

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