Sri Lanka Express

Indian-American with 'direct line to Trump' to visit Sri Lanka

Indian - American industrialist Shalabah 'Shalli' Kumar (68), who has emerged as a prominent power broker in the Trump administration is expected to visit Sri Lanka shortly.

Details of the proposed visit are sparse, but the Chicago-based business tycoon who heads the electronics manufacturing firm VG Advanced Technologies has revealed he is making the trip to meet with his friend Taranjit Singh Sandhu who assumed duties as India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka late last month.
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L.A. celebrates Independence Day

Students of the Thath Jith Dance Academy performing the opening dance at the February 4th Independence Day celebrations organized by the Serendib Foundation.


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Mangala’s FCID shenanigans at
Los Angeles Consulate

Two police officers of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) flew all the way from Sri Lanka in the last week of January to interrogate an employee at the Consul General’s office in Los Angeles. 

What “financial crime” were the two top cops – Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravi Waidylankara and  Chief Inspector Anura Senarathna -- investigating that justified travel expenses running into thousands of dollars or the grilling of a highly-respected ministry employee over a two-day period ?
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Sri Lanka has potential to be next "Asian Tiger"

The United States will continue to stand with you as your friend and your partner. While our level of cooperation today is unprecedented, there is always more progress to be made”, said Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Ambassador Bruce Wharton speaking as the chief guest at the celebrations hosted by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. to mark the 69th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence.
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Daughter of Indian immigrants new US Amb. to UN

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley  will serve as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

 Haley received support from both Republican and Democrat leaders and her appointment was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate with a vote of 96 to four.

Haley, the daughter of immigrants from India, was the first female governor of South Carolina and the country’s first female governor of Indian descent. Before she resigned as governor January 24, Haley — born in 1972 — had been the nation’s youngest chief state executive.

“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” Trump said when he announced his intention to nominate Haley. “She is also a proven deal-maker, and we look to be making plenty of deals.”

SLE -Feb 6, 2017

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