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Senior White House officials visit Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 June 2010 08:05 No Comment]

Two senior foreign policy advisors to President Obama, Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President on Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights and David Pressman, National Security Council Director for War Crimes and Atrocities, visited Jaffna Wednesday, sources in Jaffna said. The US envoys, along with US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Patricia A Butenis, first held talks with Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundranayagam at Bishop House and later discussed the current state of affairs with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Jaffna Commander Major Gen. Mahinda Kathurusinghe, the sources added.

The visiting US envoys held talks with Jaffna Bishop from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m Wednesday.

Samatha Power and David Pressman had met President Mahinda Rajapaksa before visiting Jaffna.

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