U.S Embassy drops plans to open Jaffna Political office
[TamilNet, Monday, 07 July 2003, 11:12 GMT]
Plans to open a political office in Temple Road, Jaffna
by the United States Embassy in Sri Lanka have been
shelved, according to press reports in Jaffna.
Colombo US embassy was planning the establishment of a political office in Jaffna to promote understanding and friendly
relationship with the people Jaffna. A permanent employee
was to be assigned to the Jaffna office to lead this
effort according to the reports.
The current political climate in the island and the Northeast
were not conducive to opening an office, the US officials
decided. Further, a plan to conduct a cultural event in
Jaffna by the U.S Embassy was also dropped according to