October 31, 2015: U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap visited the Sri Ponnambalavaneswarar Temple in Colombo on October 29, at the invitation of Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan, grandson of the temple’s founder.
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,” said Ambassador Keshap.