SRI LANKANS IN THE U.S. REQUESTED TO
CONTACT THE EMBASSY
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. is
inviting all Sri Lankan and Sri Lanka related groups throughout
the U.S. to establish contact with the Embassy. These groups are
requested to provide the following details relating to their respective
organizations: name, type of association, list of office bearers,
address, telephone, fax and email details. Individual Sri Lankans
or friends of Sri Lanka who wish to be involved in Sri Lanka related
activities, may also send in their information.
The Embassy seeks this information as part of
its “Reaching Out” programme to network with Sri Lankan
expatriates living across the U.S., with a view to involving them
more directly in pursuing Sri Lanka’s interests in the U.S.
Last week announcing the initiation of the programme, Sri Lanka’s
Ambassador to the U.S. Bernard A.B. Goonetilleke said “We
know there are many Sri Lankans living out there, but other than
for the few, who are in contact with us, particularly those in
Washington, New York, New Jersey and in Los Angeles, hitherto
the Embassy has maintained little interaction with the larger
population. We are determined to correct this anomaly”.
It is requested that the required information
be directed to the Embassy of Sri Lanka by fax at 202-483-8017/202-483-7181
or by email at email@example.com. Please mark your correspondence
to “The Reaching Out Programme”.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
20 March 2006