Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa met with the new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung at Temple Trees yesterday.
This is Ambassador Chung’s first meeting with the Prime Minister after being appointed US Ambassador to Sri Lanka.
Ambassador Chung said the US is seeking to continue and further strengthen existing political, social and economic ties with Sri Lanka which will help strengthen the Sri Lankan economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chung expressed confidence that the US would support the development of the energy and tourism sectors in Sri Lanka.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa pledged that the Government of Sri Lanka will work to maintain existing relations between the United States and Sri Lanka.