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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington to reach all Lankans living

[b]Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington to reach all Lankans living in US[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C. 17 March ([/b] Sri Lanka Embassy in the United States has launched a program that it has never embarked on since its inception: to rally all Sri Lankan expatriates living in all fifty states under a single banner, and reach out to Sri Lankan associations that are active in the country, a public affairs project the embassy never ever thought before.

Well, Ambassador Bernard Goonetilleke, and his political and public affairs savvy Deputy Chief of Mission Ravinatha Ariyasinha, both very out going diplomats representing Sri Lanka in this country, have embarked on this very ambitious project most Sri Lankan expatriates wondered for a long time as to why a 'reach out' program was not in place at a time public diplomacy plays a major role in the United States to make Sri Lanka’s pressing national issues known to all levels of the American polity.

Under the leadership of these innovative foreign service officers, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC has launched a "reaching out" program to network with Sri Lankan expatriates living across the United States with a view to involving them more directly in pursuing Sri Lanka's interests in the U.S.

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