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Sri Lanka to Benefit from U.S. “Clean Cities, Blue Oceans” Global Flagship Initiative

COLOMBO, December 12, 2019:  On December 5, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its “Clean Cities, Blue Ocean” (CCBO) program in Sri Lanka and Maldives, the most recent countries to join this flagship initiative to mitigate ocean plastic.  CCBO is a $48 million, five-year global initiative that helps countries improve solid waste ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Youth Forum Program Builds Leadership Skills Across Country

COLOMBO, December 10, 2019:  More than forty young Sri Lankan leaders traveled to Colombo from across the country to take part in U.S. Embassy-sponsored workshops on leadership and public service during the week of November 25.  The participants were all members of the U.S. Embassy’s Youth Forum program, which is conducted by the American Corners ...
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Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz’s Remarks at the International Conference on Women Entrepreneurship

December 3, 2019 Good morning distinguished guests, conference organizers.  It’s a pleasure to be here, and I want to thank the Colombo School of Business and Management and the Women’s International Foundation for inviting me to speak at this important and I think very timely event. Shortly after the recent presidential election here in Sri ...
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United States Supports Sri Lankan Efforts to Reduce Landslide Risk

COLOMBO, December 3, 2019:  The United States donated landslide monitoring instruments to Sri Lanka’s National Building Research Organization (NBRO) to more effectively manage the risk of landslides in Nikgaha, Kalutara.  As part of the initiative, engineers and geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) visited Sri Lanka from November 5 to 15 to partner with ...
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Statement on Sri Lankan Presidential Election

COLOMBO, November 18, 2019:  The United States congratulates the people of Sri Lanka on their democratic presidential election and looks forward to working with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.  Sri Lanka has continued to show the strength and resilience of its republic with a free, fair, and transparent presidential election befitting Asia’s oldest democracy.  We commend the ...
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