On July 21, 2008, forty high school students from Sri Lanka visited the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. The students were participants in an annual tour to Washington D.C to attend the Presidential Classroom Future World Leaders Summit in Georgetown University, during which they studied international relations, diplomacy and the changing world economy. They also attended seminars and discussions featuring members of Congress, presidential appointees and senior defense officials. The students had the opportunity to go behind the scenes to observe U.S Congress in action and visit renowned landmarks in the U.S capital.

During their visit to the Embassy, Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya welcomed the students and briefed them on the role and inner workings of the Embassy. He also highlighted his goals to promote Sri Lanka’s image in the United States and expand trade-economic ties between the two countries.

The briefing was followed by an open question and answer session with the students. Mr. Ananda Rajapakse and Mrs. Rochelle Medler, the chaperones for the students commended the efforts of the Embassy staff, with a special note of appreciation for Ambassador Wickramasuriya, for their arrangements this year for what promised to be an inspiring and enlightening event for the young troupe.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington DC

21 July 2008


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