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U.S. Embassy and Prime Minister Inaugurate U.S.-Funded Monastery Restoration in Rajagala

RAJAGALA, October 17:  A stupa restored under a project funded by the U.S. Department of State through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) was inaugurated yesterday by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.   Funding for the project, initiated in 2013, totals nearly 43 million Sri Lankan rupees ($250,000). Counselor for Public Affairs David McGuire represented the ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna

JAFFNA, October 5:  Chargé d’affaires Robert Hilton today inaugurated a two-year project to preserve pre-historic artifacts in the collection of the University of Jaffna.  The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State under the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and totals more than 23 million Sri Lankan rupees ($140,000). The project will ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Robert Hilton’s Remarks at Inauguration of AFCP Grant at the University of Jaffna

[As prepared] October 5, 2018 It is a great pleasure to be here today and to have the opportunity to inaugurate this program, funded through the U.S. Department of State’s “Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.”  The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation is one of the most important, exciting and successful programs that we run through ...
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Maldives and Sri Lanka

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 7, 2018 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Malé, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka from October 9-11. Ambassador Wells will reiterate the strong U.S. commitment to our partnerships with Sri Lanka and Maldives and ...
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Vice President of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation Visits Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, October 5:  Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) David Bohigian and other U.S. government officials visited Sri Lanka from October 3 to 5.  The trip promoted U.S. investment in the region and strengthened cooperation with regional allies to drive economic growth and stability.  The delegation met with Minister of Finance ...
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