(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (22nd Wednesday) held discussions with a group of visiting United States House of Representatives.
A bi-partisan group of Representatives of the US Congress arrived in the island on Monday to hold discussions with an aim to strengthen democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Embassy of the United States of America in Colombo said Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and the Congressmen discuss US-Sri Lanka relationship and shared legislative best practices. The group also held discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena day-before yesterday (21st Tuesday).
During the discussion, President Sirisena, has expressed his satisfaction over the strength of the bilateral relations between the two countries and said the government is fully committed to further strengthen relations, especially in economic and investment spheres.
The US Embassy said a separate discussion was also held between the visiting Congressmen and parliamentarians at the Parliamentary complex yesterday. The delegation includes congressmen Peter Roskam, David Price, Gerald E. Connolly and Adrian Smith.
The House Democracy Partnership is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the US House of Representatives that works directly with partner countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.