Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Obama’s envoy meets Sri Lankan President

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

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