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 press reports.


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