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Remarks to Press by Under Secretary of State (designate) Ambassador Thomas Shannon after Meeting with Foreign Minister Samaraweera

December 14, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 904 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 42.5 KB) I am happy to be in Sri Lanka for my first visit during this time of progress and opportunity.  Sri Lanka is moving forward, and its leaders and people are now working together to usher in reforms to put the country on the long-term path to peace, stability, ... Read More»

Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

MEDIA NOTE December 10, 2015 Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka  Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will travel to Bangladesh December 13-14and Sri Lanka December 14-16. He will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal in Bangladesh and Deputy Assistant Secretary for South ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Helps Young Farmers Build Successful Agri-businesses

November 25, 2015 Read in Sinhala  (PDF 276 KB) Read in Tamil  (PDF 181 KB) The Embassy of the United States of America launched the Youth Farmer Development program in Trincomalee last week through a partnership with the Ministry of Provincial Agriculture and Animal Production and Development (Eastern Province), the Office of the Government Agent, CIC Agribusiness, and Hatton National Bank. Managed by ... Read More»

Demonstration Notice

November 24, 2015 The Embassy has received reports of an ongoing protest gathering at Bambalapitiya, Colombo 4.  The protesters are expected to march to the Indian High Commission on Galle Road, Colombo 3.  Expect police presence and heavy traffic congestion.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the areas during the demonstration. We remind U.S. citizens ... Read More»