News & Events

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Robert Hilton – Signing of the MoU Between the Ministry of Education and the Peace Corps

Colombo, August 9, 2018 Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, State Minister V.S. Radhakrishnan, Professor Nayani Melagoda, Peace Corps Country Director Kris Besch, and other distinguished guests, good morning.  I am delighted to be here for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education and the Peace Corps.  Indeed, the Peace Corps ethos ...
Read More»

Peace Corps and Ministry of Education Sign Agreement Marking the Return of Peace Corps to Sri Lanka

Colombo, August 13:  On August 9, 2018, Sri Lankan Secretary to the Ministry of Education Sunil Hettiarachchi and Peace Corps/Sri Lanka Country Director Kris Besch signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to formalize support for English education by bringing U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers back to Sri Lanka.  Peace Corps volunteers were present in Sri Lanka from ...
Read More»

Indo-Pacific Funding Announcement

COLOMBO, August 13:  The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce it will provide approximately $39 million in Foreign Military Financing for Sri Lanka, pending Congressional approval. We look forward to discussing with the Government of Sri Lanka how this contribution can support our Bay of Bengal initiative and Sri Lanka’s humanitarian assistance and ...
Read More»

“Pacific Angel 2018” Kicks Off in Sri Lanka

August 1, Colombo – The United States and Sri Lanka will conduct humanitarian assistance engagements with multinational partners in and around Anuradhapura from August 6 to 20 as part of Pacific Angel 2018 (PACANGEL). PACANGEL is an annual joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief engagement that includes general health, dental, optometry, pediatrics, and engineering programs, ...
Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC July 30, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Thank you, and good morning. Thank you for the kind introduction, Selina. Good morning, everyone. So as Selina’s kind words suggest, I’ve had a varied career, covering many sectors and many shores. What hasn’t changed along the way is my admiration for our Chamber and ...
Read More»