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Ambassador Chung’s Remarks to the 2022 AGM of the American Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, September 29, 2022 President Madurasinghe, Governor Weerasinghe, honorable members of the board, and friends at AmCham – thank you for the invitation to speak with you this evening.  I know all of you in this room are not only spectators but real advocates for strengthening the investment and trade climate, and democratic institutions in ...
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New American Center Opens Its Doors in Colombo

September 29, 2022, COLOMBO: The American Center in Colombo has relocated to the new U.S. Embassy building and opened its doors to program participants once again today. At a colorful opening ceremony, the new and revamped American Center in Colombo hosted library patrons, Youth Forum members, and past and present program participants as well as ...
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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information – Sri Lanka  Last updated: September 28, 2022 ***As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. ...
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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka Event:  ·        The U.S. Embassy has reports that more than 1000 protesters and police are clashing near the Colombo Town Hall and Fort area (Colombo 01).  Police are reportedly using tear gas and water cannons to control the crowd. Even peaceful demonstrations can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations ...
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