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Joint Statement from the Third United States-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON / MAY 17, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC The following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Sri Lanka on the occasion of the third U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue held on May 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Begin Text: Sharing a commitment to democracy, human rights, and the rule ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Vesak Message

May 16, 2019 Vesak Day On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I send wishes of peace and joy to everyone celebrating Vesak Day on May 18. As Buddhist communities unite across the globe to celebrate the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama, we honor the values of compassion, charity, and peace. ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON / MAY 16, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana today.  The Secretary reiterated the United States’ condemnation of the attacks that Sri Lanka suffered last month, which also killed five Americans, and strong U.S. ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

May 16, 2019 Location: Nationwide, Sri Lanka. Event: The Sri Lankan government has declared local and island-wide curfews recently due to communal unrest in the northwest region of the country.  Additional curfews and checkpoints are possible with little notice over the coming holiday weekend. The U.S. Embassy reminds American citizens of the current Level 3 ...
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