The US ambassador in Colombo, Julie Chung, met today with North Central Naval Commander Rear Admiral Kanchana Banagoda and discussed the challenges faced by them in ensuring maritime security in the area. The US ambassador also visited the Central Bank of Sri Lanka regional office in Kilinochchi during her visit to the North. She met the female team of the CBSL office, and they shared their proactive initiatives, aiding small businesses and promoting financial literacy among the northern communities.

She also visited the Thiruketheeswaram Hindu temple in Mannara, which is one of the most venerated Hindu temples with a history of 2500 years. I deeply appreciate Ramakrishnan and the temple administration welcoming me on this important Pooja day. What a memorable visit to Thiruketheeswaram Hindu Temple in Mannar, one of the most venerated Hindu temples in Sri Lanka, with a 2,500-year tradition and history, the ambassador tweeted.