The new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, an American with a certificate of South Korean descent, addressed Sri Lankans in a particular statement: "First, I would like to say that my dream of returning to Sri Lanka has come true. I first visited Sri Lanka ten years ago. Those memories are deeply ingrained in my mind. Unique natural beauty, I still remember the warmth of the Sri Lankans I met at that time, the old food and spices, the train and three-wheeler rides. It is a great honour to take up the post of Ambassador.
I look forward to learning more about your country, including its past heritage, diverse culture and modern complexity. As an Ambassador, I will shape my work with the American experience in strengthening interpersonal relationships with Sri Lankan civil society, the business community and the youth. I am a first-generation American.
When I was five, my family moved to the United States from Korea. So as a woman with fair skin, diversity and tolerance for others is very important to me. I like the outdoors a lot. I like to go on fun trips and swim. I want to know more about cricket and cheer for the Sri Lankan cricket team in the future. '