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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: Albert Crescent, Presidential Secretariat, Kolpetty Junction, and/or the University Grants Commission, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a scheduled demonstration of approximately 1,500 students on March 13, 2019. The protesters will gather near the University of the Visual and Performing Arts grounds on Albert Crescent at 2 p.m and are ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Alaina Teplitz at the Launch of the American Corner in Matara

As delivered It is a pleasure to see a very full room here today, and I want to thank Minister Samaraweera for his kind remarks.  Thank you for joining us Chamber President, members of the board, friends, and partners. It’s really a pleasure to help launch the American Corner today.  As the Minister highlighted, this ...
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U.S. Embassy launches American Corner in Matara

February 27, Matara:  U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz and Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera launched a new American Corner in Matara on February 26 at the Matara Chamber of Commerce and Industry at 149 Hakmana Road. The American Corner Matara promotes entrepreneurship and provides Sri Lanka’s brightest young minds the space and resources ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Trains Sri Lankan Port Officials

February 15, Colombo:  From February 11 through 13, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) conducted port security capacity building at the Port of Colombo with more than 25 Sri Lankan port officials.  The event strengthened the port’s security capabilities through drills that improved agency coordination and the implementation of the port’s security plan. Sri Lanka’s improved ...
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