Obama nominates new envoy to SL

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Washington: US President Barack Obama announced the nomination of foreign service diplomat Michele Sison as the new Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, Sison is currently Assistant Chief of Mission for Law Enforcement and Rule of Law Assistance in Baghdad.

“Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles.  “I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead,” Obama said as he announced nomination of Sison, and also Brett McGurk as Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq.

Sison would also serve as the US Ambassador to Maldives. (First Post)

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  • Sam Tuesday, 27 March 2012 04:50 AM

    OK. what is new with her?

    Samayan Wednesday, 28 March 2012 05:05 PM

    why not appoint her for Libya or Syria.Robert o blake is the happiest man.you he will cook the soup now.

    Mangala Tuesday, 27 March 2012 09:31 AM

    Another story teller and work differently. Smile and stab behind.

    kiribath Tuesday, 27 March 2012 04:51 AM

    one thing, she is not related to the American president, and she is a career diplomat.- not like ours.

    Minister Tuesday, 27 March 2012 09:40 AM

    Wikileaks get ready for more leaks!

    tarzan Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:24 AM

    y this colaveri , colevari, colevari di ?

    Nodrog Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:37 AM

    Hope she will not come with pre-conceived notions or biasness towards the Sinhalese.

    Padma Tuesday, 27 March 2012 09:50 AM

    This appointment resembles the Pakistani foreign miniter's appointment... but the American does not have that looks like the Pakistani...

    bah Tuesday, 27 March 2012 10:03 AM

    with so many death and wounds in Iraq,.... we have to be skeptical

    Zavahir Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:41 AM

    She spoil entire relation with Iraq

    sayeed Wednesday, 28 March 2012 12:23 PM

    She wants to make another Iraq in SL.

    kadalya Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:55 AM

    Congrats madam, keep the pressure on.

    Dias Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:08 AM

    A new Drama is going to start pl be ready

    freehit Tuesday, 27 March 2012 03:06 PM

    Michele, don't presume that Sri Lanka is your colony and don't imagine that you are its Viceroy.

    Tintin Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:54 AM

    You certainly deserve a piece of 'Kiribath' for saying that!

    Fusion Tuesday, 27 March 2012 03:21 PM

    You are just being sarcastic, right? Otherwise it should be "WELCOME TO THE MIRACLE OF ASIA"

    GOPI Tuesday, 27 March 2012 11:16 AM

    Hope you will put more pressure on Sri Lanka for implementing LLRC and accountability.

    Get rid of war criminals from the lovely island.

    MM Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:29 AM

    Welcome to Paradise.

    lishan Wednesday, 28 March 2012 05:04 AM

    Who is this babyface?

    Mervyhn Szilva Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:32 PM

    They should send this woman to Somalia.

    Yuri Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:38 PM

    Welcome aboard to New SRI LANKA. no rules, no HR we hate reporters

    patriotic Tuesday, 27 March 2012 07:36 AM

    Another CIA agent, welcome to ruin the country,

    Amuda Sima Tuesday, 27 March 2012 01:02 PM

    She is coming to change the law in our land. And to teach us human rights. She had finished the HR lectures in Baghdad


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