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US for 20% aid cut for Lanka

world Updated: Apr 16, 2013 00:57 IST

US Secretary of State John Kerry has proposed a 20 per cent cut in the American aid to Colombo, a move reflecting the unease in their ties over issues related to human rights, reconstruction and political integration in Sri Lanka after the end of the civil war.

It is believed to be the highest drop for any South Asian country in Kerry’s budgetary proposals which was sent to the Congress last week for its approval. In actual term, Kerry has proposed a $11 million in aid to Sri Lanka, which, according to a senior State Department official, is a “drop of 20%”.