Thursday, May 28, 2009

Patricia Butenis named the new US Ambassador for Sri Lanka

US President Barack Obama named Patricia Butenis, a career diplomat who has previously been posted in Baghdad, Pakistan and New Delhi, as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

President Obama also named Ambassadors for Japan and India.

The ambassadors will "strengthen our partnerships abroad at this critical time for our nation and the world," Obama said in the statement.

The ambassadorial positions still need confirmation by the US Senate.

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