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21 November 2015 02:10 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrived in Sri Lanka this afternoon for a three-day official visit.

Ambassador Samantha Power is the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama's Cabinet. She formerly served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council.

During her visit, Ambassador Power will highlight the United States' commitment to strengthening the bilateral partnership, and she will underscore U.S. support for the country's efforts toward reconciliation, accountability, and lasting peace in the aftermath of a devastating civil war. In Colombo, she will meet with senior government officials, community leaders, civil society groups, and youth.
Power will also travel to the northern city of Jaffna to meet with local government officials and organizations and communities affected by the conflict. There, she will meet with members of the local press corps, including by visiting the headquarters of Uthayan newspaper, which was targeted during the war. Ambassador Power will also participate in the inauguration of a new wing of Osmania College, which suffered significant damage during the conflict, as well as tour the Jaffna Library, where she will announce U.S. support for the local restoration of ancient Tamil manuscripts.

  Comments - 8

  • Radakirshan Vadivelu Saturday, 21 November 2015 11:42 PM

    what business she has in Sri Lanka? She has enough problems at home and not solved anything yet. They are getting worse everyday. When they cannot sort out their own problem why should she want to interfere in our affairs by forcing in here

    Giabao Sunday, 22 November 2015 09:23 AM

    what is the relevance is giving flowers and welcoming officials ? hilarious.

    Jagath Sunday, 22 November 2015 09:32 AM

    What we cant understand is why other countries want to interfere with our internal maters while they have there own?

    Gayan Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:23 AM

    Welcome Madam make us another Iraq, Libya or Afganistan as Yahapalana is all out to make us one of them

    Gayan Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:45 AM

    Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none

    Palle Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:52 AM

    What is the secret agenda of her visit?

    Sapu Sunday, 22 November 2015 06:15 PM

    Yahapalanya only stopped it from happening! If MR stayed we would have ended like Iraq

    Gayan Sunday, 22 November 2015 08:49 PM

    My view is not MR or MY3 but my country..... Like you think of your northern peninsula

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