COLOMBO (News 1st); United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie J. Chung met with Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at Navy Headquarters today (May 20, 2022).
The occasion turned out to be the first official interaction between them, after Julie J. Chung took up her post as US Ambassador to Sri Lanka.
During the cordial meeting, the U.S. Ambassador and the Commander of the Navy exchanged views on several issues of bilateral importance and the expeditious transfer of ex-US Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro who is being de renovation in Seattle, USA The event ended with an exchange of souvenirs as a gesture of goodwill.
Principal Defense Attaché, Lt. Col. Travis Cox, and US Naval Attaché, Lt. Commandant Richard Lister of the US Embassy in Colombo were also present on the occasion.