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USAID and the PUCSL Partner to Enhance Transparency with the Development of an Electricity Dispatch Database and Dashboard for SL’s Power Plant

Colombo, December 1, 2023 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) , in collaboration with the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), launched the Electricity Dispatch Database and Dashboard, an online platform to enhance transparency in the management of Sri Lanka’s power distribution through a visualization platform. Developed and funded by USAID’s ... Read More»

“Ata Pass” – USAID Supported Youth Education and Career Outreach Campaign Wins Top Honors at Effie Awards 2023

Colombo, December 1, 2023 – The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) YouLead project sponsored an innovative social media drama series, focusing on career guidance and skills development for Sri Lankan youth, which secured top awards in the Sri Lanka division of a global marketing effectiveness competition. Effie Sri Lanka, a branch of Effie Worldwide, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

November 24, 2023 Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka Event: A small organization has announced plans to protest the ongoing conflict in Gaza in front of the U.S. Embassy TODAY (November 24, 2023) starting at 1:00 P.M.  Approximately 450 participants are expected to attend. Even peaceful demonstrations can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations ... Read More»

Ambassador Julie J Chung’s Remarks at the Sri Lanka Green Hydrogen Symposium 2023

November 21, 2023 His Excellency President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara, Chairman Surath Ovitigama of the Petroleum Development Authority, Indian High Commissioner Gopal Bagley, UK High Commissioner Andrew Patrick, colleagues from Greenstat Hydrogen and the Sri Lankan and global energy sector – At a time when leaders from around the world ... Read More»

Ambassador Julie J Chung’s Remarks at the 2023 U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball

November 18, 2023 Good evening and a very warm welcome to our guest speaker Brigadier General Adam Chalkley, Honorable Sagala Ratnayaka, Chief of Staff to the President and National Security Advisor, Honorable Ministers, Your Excellencies, all military dignitaries, distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends.  It’s a privilege and a pleasure to join all of you on the occasion ... Read More»