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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (March 29, 2020)

Location:  Sri Lanka Event:  The Sri Lanka Ministry of Health confirmed 115 cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka On March 19, 2020, the Department of State issued a global Level 4 Health Advisory (Do Not Travel) advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure ...
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Ambassador Teplitz’s Remarks to the Pathfinder Indian Ocean Security Conference

November 10, 2020 Thank you very much and good afternoon.  Excellencies, distinguished panelists, participants, Foreign Secretary, I’m very pleased to be able to join everyone at the opening of this conference to discuss the complexities of security in the Indian Ocean region, particularly at this moment after Secretary Pompeo’s successful visit to India, Sri Lanka ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Prasad Dodangodage of Rupavahini TV

October 28, 2020 QUESTION:  Secretary Pompeo, on behalf of national television Rupavahini (inaudible), I would like to thank you for providing this great opportunity for us, and it’s a great pleasure and honor for us to have this very important dialogue with you, sir. SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s wonderful to be with you.  It’s been great ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa

October 28, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa  in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to a strong, sovereign Sri Lanka and to advancing our shared interests in a free and open ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at a Press Availability

FOREIGN MINISTER GUNAWARDENA:  Honorable Michael Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States, (inaudible) minister of state, madam ambassador, members of the delegation. Mr. Secretary, firstly I must welcome you and your delegation to Sri Lanka with warm and pleasant weather and (inaudible). Tomorrow, the 29th of October, 2020, marks the significant milestone of the ...
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