US ambassador to the UN visits Sri Lanka

Nov 27, 2015 Sri Lanka’s former war zone of northern Jaffna peninsula recently played host to the United States’ permanent representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power.

During the visit, Power took part in the inauguration of a new wing of a college, which suffered significant damage during the conflict.

Speaking at the inauguration, Power said:

“President Obama and American people are committed to supporting you and your country in the long rebuilding process and in the difficult journey of reconciliation among all peoples. And we work to do that I know that there is no better way to help and support schools like Osmania,”

Power, who also met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesignhe in the capital Colombo, went to say:

“Education will enable girls and boys to enjoy greater opportunities and futures. In this way stronger schools will support transition from conflict to peace. This will also require ensuring that all of young Sri Lankans have access to education,”

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