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Ambassador Aryasinha in a series of discussions with the leadership of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) has discussed the multifaceted SL-US relationship. The Ambassador had virtual meetings with House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) Chair Rep. Gregory Meeks, Ranking Member Rep. Michael McCaul, Sub Committee on Asia Chair Rep. Ami Bera and Ranking Member Rep. Steve Chabot .

Earlier on 3 June, Sri Lanka, through its Ambassador in Washington Ravinatha Aryasinha, formally called on the US HFAC not to proceed with H. RES. 413 on Sri Lanka moved by Congresswoman Deborah Ross (Democrat/North Carolina) on 18 May 2021. In the communication addressed to HFAC Chair Representative Gregory Meeks (Democrat/New York) and Ranking Member Representative Michael McCaul (Republican/Texas), the Sri Lanka Government said that it vehemently opposes the contents of the resolution which contains allegations relating to Sri Lanka that are inaccurate, biased and unsubstantiated, raising grave suspicion regarding the intention of the resolution.The communication was accompanied by a detailed analysis of the resolution, which laid out paragraph by paragraph, its prejudicial nature.

Embassy of Sri Lanka

Washington DC

24 June 2021


Letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee Leadership