US envoy to Lanka notes importance of religious freedom

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap noted the importance of religious freedom following a visit to a Hindu temple in Colombo.Keshap visited the Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar Temple in Colombo at the invitation of Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan, grandson of the temple’s founder, the US Embassy in Colombo said today. During the visit, Ambassador Keshap was privileged to receive sacred “prasad” offerings from the Chief Priest.  ‎”Religious freedom and diversity are cherished values of the United States that help strengthen our country,” Ambassador Keshap said later. (Colombo Gazette) read more