Mangala, Power discuss expanding Lanka’s role in peacekeeping

MFA meets Amb. PowerForeign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and the US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power had talks on issues related to Sri Lanka.

During the talks the top US official and Samaraweera had also discussed the possibility of expanding Sri Lanka’s role in UN peacekeeping operations.

Samaraweera, who is in the US, also met other foreign diplomats based in New York and briefed them on the latest developments in Sri Lanka.

Samaraweera will tomorrow attend a discussion at the US Institute of Peace, co-sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, on how the initiatives to advance reconciliation, post-conflict development and stronger democratic institutions are progressing.

The Foreign Minister will offer an update on the progress towards sustainable peace in Sri Lanka, including plans for economic development. The remarks will be followed by a moderated discussion and a question-and-answer period with the audience.

Nisha Biswal, the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs will also attend the event. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Mangala has started going around the world just to waste money. Nothing has been done since his role as Foreign Minister but travelling around the world. He was with LTTE so he should not be taken for peace keeping work.

  2. This what Mangala did then and doing now. Travelling around the world and hobnobbing sucking up to the USA.

    All the while eyeing the Foreign Minister Post to Travel at tax payer’s expense.
    His demand from Rajapakshes were too this Foreign Minster prostitution at tax payers money.

    Mangala should have been talking to the UN rather than to the US & Samantha unless he was of the view US owned the UN.

    Rajapakshes kicked him out and he then went and throttled Ranil and bided time untill he came back to power.
    Mangala is a cut Throat is a Tiger in Sheeps clothing and for self centered gains.
    He had two things in mind. FM position and get even with Rajapakshes.
    Now roaming the worl shedding crocodile tears in the guise of looking for reconcilliation knowing too well it has to come from the people. 6.2m who voted for Sirisena does not reflect that.


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