US ambassador Chung visits north

The United States stands in solidarity with all Sri Lankans, reflecting on the resilience and hope for a united future, said US ambassador Julie Chung.

She said so on X on the anniversary marking 15 years since the end of the civil war.

“We remain a steadfast partner to the Sri Lankan people, including those who continue seeking justice, equal rights, and access to opportunities,” Chung said.

“We reaffirm our commitment to support Sri Lanka’s journey towards a prosperous and inclusive future that embraces its diversity for sustainable peace and process,” she also said.

Meanwhile, Chung visited the north and met with families of the disappeared, former combatants and former PTA detainees.

“Even today many Sri Lankan citizens face continued intimidation. All families have the right to memorialize loved ones,” she said.

The US ambassador met with the north’s governor P.S.M. Charles to discuss economic development and social issues in the province.

We also discussed ways the US can further support small businesses, agricultural modernization and reconciliation efforts, she added.