[Congressman Robert Aderholt (left) and Congressman Hank Johnson (right) pictured with Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena]
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has congratulated the Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka, on the occasion of the re-registering of the Congressional Caucus for the 117th session of the Congress recently, “with the objective of strengthening the strategic partnership between the United States of America and Sri Lanka, while promoting political, trade and investment engagement between our two nations”.
In letters addressed to the Republican Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka Honorable Robert Aderholt, and to the, Democratic Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka Honorable Hank Johnson, the Minister said “it is my belief that your steadfast leadership to the Sri Lanka Congressional Caucus would pave the way to elevate US-Sri Lanka relations based on shared values and interests”.
In his letter to Congressman Robert Aderholt, the Minister thanked him for his “immense contribution as the Republican Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka over the years” and appreciated Congressman Aderholt’s “many years of experience in the Congress, including being a member of the House Committee on Appropriations and as the Ranking Member of the House Sub-committee on Commerce, Justice, and Science in the 117 Congress”.
In his letter to Congressman Hank Johnson, the Minister thanked him “for agreeing to serve as the Democratic Co-chair”. He also appreciated Congressman Johnson’s “many years of experience in the Congress, including being a member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in its current session, and first-hand experience on Sri Lanka during the visit to the country in 2017”.
The Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka last renewed its registration in July 2017 during the 115th Session.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
6 August 2021