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US invites Nagapattinam collector for 3-week visit

June 04, 2005 00:36 IST

Nagapattinam District Collector J Radhakrishnan, whose handling of the post-tsunami situation in the worst-hit region of Tamil Nadu earned him international acclaim, has been invited by the United States Department of Education for a three-week visit to the country.

Radhakrishnan has been invited to deliver lectures and participate in discussions on tsunami-related issues at places such as Washington, Seattle, Florida, San Francisco and Hawaii, official sources said on Thursday.

The collector was awaiting clearance from the Centre and the state governments, sources said.

Former US president Bill Clinton, who visited Nagapattinam on May 27, had lauded Radhakrishnan for his work in the tsunami-hit areas.

Three months ago, the collector had visited Sri Lanka along with senior Indian Administrative Service officer Shanta Sheela Nair on an invitation from the Sri Lankan task force to share disaster management expertise.

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