Tamil Diplomat

Samantha Power visits Sri Lanka today

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power who is currently in India is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on Saturday (21).

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.

In Colombo, she will meet with senior government officials, community leaders, civil society groups, and youth.

While in Sri Lanka Ambassador Power will 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. 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.