The US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power concluded a visit to Jaffna on Sunday, where she met with Tamil journalists, and Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran.
Ms Power began her trip to Jaffna by visiting Sri Lanka’s Governor of Northern Province. H. M. G. S. Palihakkara. On arrival in Colombo yesterday, she told reporters “the world is watching what is happening in Sri Lanka” and she was looking forward to inspecting the changes that had taken place in the North-East since her last visit five years ago. Discussions with Mr Palihakkara revolved around those changes, with the US ambassador stating that “development [and] demilitarisation in Jaffna cannot wait”.