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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Resolution on Sri Lanka at the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (September 24, 2015)

Today the United States, Sri Lanka, and our partners tabled a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that represents a landmark shared recognition of the critical importance of truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence in promoting reconciliation and ensuring an enduring peace and prosperity for all Sri Lankans. The Sri Lankan ...
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U.S. Embassy Empowers Youth to Improve Local Communities

September 21, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 147 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 506 KB) The United States awarded nearly $150,000 (approximately LKR 21,000,000) to 16 civil society organizations as part of the U.S. Embassy’s annual Youth Empowerment Grants, an innovative way to provide seed funding for up-and-coming groups working on solutions to problems affecting youth across Sri Lanka. “This year’s International Day ...
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USAID Launches Successful Water Access Programs in East

September 17, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 307 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 63.0 KB) The United States is providing people across the Eastern Province with better access to water for drinking and farming, launching three separate projects this week in Batticaloa and Ampara through its development arm, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “Through projects big and small, the United ...
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U.S. Embassy Encourages U.S. Businesses to Expand Trade and Investment

On September 10, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap briefed a visiting delegation of U.S. business executives about opportunities to expand trade and investment between the U.S. and Sri Lanka.  In his remarks to the visiting executives, Ambassador Keshap urged their companies to seize the “golden moment of opportunity” in Sri Lanka, and highlighted the enormous potential for ...
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