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By Gandhya Senanayake


A special envoy to US President Barack Obama, Samantha Power, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today to discuss the post war situation in Sri Lanka, sources said. Power is a special advisor President Obama and a senior Director of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the National Security Council.

David Pressman, Director for war crimes atrocities and civilian protection of the US National Security Council, Ms. Patricia A Butenis Ambassador of the US Embassy in Sri Lanka Professor G.L. Peiris Minister of External Affairs and Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga also took part in the discussion.

When contacted by Daily Mirror online the President’s office said that the meeting was cordial and friendly and both sides discussed matters of mutual interest. Power is best known for her efforts to increase public awareness of genocide and human rights abuses, particularly in the Darfur conflict.  (Daily Mirror online)





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  • Tuesday, 15 June 2010 08:54 AM

    Dear Mr. Obama please Investigate into the past war crimes which was done by US in Vietnam, Iraqi, and Afghanistan.....

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 08:57 AM

    Caught in between the Devil and the Deep blue Sea

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:08 AM

    I hope duo will stop Afganistan and Iraq too. Leave us along. sri lanka is not Darfuer. get over move on

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:08 AM

    US is legendary for admonishing countries whilst actively doing the same at home or its occupied territories.
    Big or small USA bullies them all!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:24 AM

    we cant simply pass the ball like this ... my friend ... they are asking for an explanation and u are trying to give excuse by pointing finger at other war ... this tik takwill not help us for long time :-( we must co-operate

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:29 PM

    Oh what a Circus .... Oh what a World.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:45 PM

    It seems they are fans of BBC's hardtalk......

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 08:37 AM

    Ahha...

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 08:38 AM

    The more we try to evade this issue, the more pressure we will face, might as well allow and finish it off once and for all!


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