Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 12, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I join you in celebrating the Sri Lankan New Year.

The past year's accomplishments have been historic, demonstrating the deep commitment of the Sri Lankan people for reconciliation, tolerance and peace.

I offer my best wishes for a happy New Year and continued success as you move ahead with the new constitution and further efforts to strengthen Sri Lanka's democracy and prosperity.