The US government was willing to support Sri Lanka?s endeavour to achieve peace and also to rebuild, said the Ambassador for the United States of America in Sri Lanka Jeffery Lunstead on Thursday.
Addressing the media at the Sri Dalada Maligawa, he said evolving a solution to the existing conflict was the responsibility of Sri Lanka and the United States could only lend its support for esolving the issue as the US was keen to see that Sri Lanka regained peace.
`Norway, as mediator is doing a good job`, Lunstead said.
The US had taken steps to provide assistance by way of finance, material and personnel to help Sri Lanka rebuild.
He said the agreed mechanism between the Sri Lanka government and the LTTE would be successful in the provision of assistance to the tsunami affected people in the North and East.
Diyawadana Nilame Neranjan Wijeyeratne, who welcomed the Ambassador, showed him some pictures of the parts of the Maligawa destroyed by anLTTE bomb on January 25, 1998.
Earlier in the day, Ambassador Lunstead opened the Kandy ?American Corner? at the D. S. Senanayake Public Library.
The ?American Corner? was the first of its kind to be opened in Sri Lanka. The information centre will provide accurate information of the US among other services, Ambassador Lunstead said.
Kandy Mayor Kesara D. Senanayake welcoming the Ambassador paid a tribute to the United States Embassy for the installation of the information centre and recalled the service rendered by the US Library that was opened in Kandy about three decades ago.