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

July 7, 2020 Location:  Sri Lanka   Event:  COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in the top bullets.   Recent Updates:   Several airlines are now providing limited commercial flights departing Sri Lanka.   The  Sri Lanka Ministry of Health  confirmed 2,077 cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.  The Sri Lankan  Department of Immigration  has extended the validity period of ...
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MCC Madagascar and Honduras grant results

There continues to be false information in the public domain on MCC-funded land projects around the globe. Here are the facts:   MCC has terminated or partially terminated only a handful of compacts over our 16-year history, but these are the ones that seem to be the focus of continued disinformation here in Sri Lanka sadly. ...
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July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

June 25, 2020 Location:  Sri Lanka Event:  COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.  Updates are being sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  New information is listed in the top bullets. Recent Updates:    Several airlines are now providing limited commercial flights departing Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Ministry of Health confirmed 1,991 cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka. The Sri ...
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