US Senators visit tsunami-hit areas in Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 January 2005, 08:40 GMT]
Two US Senators arrived in Colombo Thursday on the part of the ongoing international assistance to Sri Lanka and undertook visits to tsunami-hit areas in the Southern and Eastern provinces.

Two US Senators arrived in Colombo today on the part of the ongoing international assistance to Sri Lanka and undertook visits to tsunami-hit areas in the Southern and Eastern provinces.

According to a statement from the US embassy, Senator Bill Frist, the leader of the Republican majority in the United States Senate and Senator Mary Landrieu were scheduled to visit schools, medical clinics and camps for displaced persons in Galle and Kalmunai during their brief stay in Sri Lanka today.

Senator Frist, a physician by profession, is scheduled to hold a press conference this evening at Hotel Galadari this evening.

The arrival of the US Senators have come exactly a day before the visit of outgoing Secretary of State, Colin Powell to Sri Lanka.

 

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