In a diplomatic gesture highlighting the shared commitment to environmental conservation, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, extended an invitation to Hollywood star Jason Momoa. Recognizing Momoa’s advocacy for environmental causes and his support for the UN Environment Programme’s efforts, Ambassador Julie Chung took to social media to invite the renowned actor to witness Sri Lanka’s mangrove restoration initiatives firsthand.

In a tweet addressed to Jason Momoa, Ambassador Chung acknowledged his admiration for Sri Lanka’s environmental endeavors and expressed gratitude for his UN Environment Programme UNEP support. The ambassador’s message conveyed an eagerness for Momoa to experience the captivating beauty of Sri Lanka’s mangrove restoration efforts and to delve into the depths of the strong U.S.-Sri Lanka partnership.

“Hey Jason Momoa, your admiration & UN Environment Programme UNEP support for Sri Lanka’s environmental efforts… Ready to trade the depths of Atlantis for the crystal waters and mesmerizing shipwrecks off the coast of Sri Lanka? #VisitSriLanka #YoullComeBackForMore,” the X post (Formerly tweet) read.

The invitation comes on the heels of Sri Lanka’s recognition as a UN World Restoration Flagship, a designation that applauds the nation’s pivotal role in rebuilding and restoring mangrove ecosystems. In a UN video, Jason Momoa acknowledged Sri Lanka’s resilience and unity in working with nature, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating 2004 tsunami. He cited Sri Lanka as an inspirational example of positive change achieved through collaborative efforts. (