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Millennium Challenge Corporation Official Visits Sri Lanka to Continue Progress on Compact Development

COLOMBO, June 13, 2018 – The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America Caroline Nguyen visited Sri Lanka from June 11 to 13 to advance the development of the proposed MCC compact – a large-scale five-year grant program.  The U.S. government is developing this compact in partnership ...
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Soft Power, Hard Power and Public Diplomacy: Deputy Chief of Mission Robert B. Hilton’s Remarks at BIDTI

Thank you Pamela and congratulations to all of the cadets here on joining Sri Lanka’s Foreign Service.  I started my own diplomatic career 30 years ago and have enjoyed every minute of it, from my first assignment in Tunis to this posting as Deputy Chief of Mission in Colombo.  I wish you every success representing ...
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U.S. House of Representatives Delegation Strengthens U.S.-Sri Lankan Ties

Colombo, May 31, 2018: A bipartisan delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives visited Colombo from May 29 to 30 led by Congressman Mac Thornberry (Republican – Texas), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.  The visit highlighted the broad bipartisan support for Sri Lanka in the U.S. Congress. “Across the U.S. government, we see ...
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U.S. and Sri Lankan Governments Discuss Disaster Preparedness Ahead of South-Western Monsoons

COLOMBO, May 23 2018:  U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Sri Lanka Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, and Dr. Michael Ernst from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) met with Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management Duminda Dissanayake to discuss Sri Lanka’s ...
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