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Ambassador Teplitz’s Remarks for 7th International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Sri Jayawardenepura March 18, 2021 Good morning.  Venerable Theros, Vice Chancellor, Deans, faculty, participants and students who may be present, ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for the invitation to speak with you this morning at IRCHSS 2021.  I have a longer version in my speech, but I thought I would shorten ...
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Opinion: Our four nations are committed to a free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region

Opinion by Joe Biden, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga March 13, 2021  Joe Biden is president of the United States. Narendra Modi is prime minister of India. Scott Morrison is prime minister of Australia. Yoshihide Suga is prime minister of Japan. In December 2004, the continental shelf off the coast of Indonesia shifted ...
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United States Advances Goal of a Mine-Free Sri Lanka with One Billion Rupees in Support This Fiscal Year

VAVUNIYA, March 11 – On March 8, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Martin Kelly visited a Mines Advisory Group (MAG) demining site to observe the painstaking measures undertaken to clear explosive hazards in the area and speak with a team of female deminers.  The project, which is part of the more than one ...
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United States and Kandy District Secretariat Celebrate Women-owned Microenterprises

KANDY, March 10, 2021– Women’s groups representing Sri Lanka’s diverse communities celebrated the success of a pop-up handicrafts market supported by the U.S. government and the Kandy District Secretariat in commemoration of International Women’s Day. “The United States is proud to help make a space for women to collaborate and lead the way as entrepreneurs, ...
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First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, presents Ranitha Gnanarajah with the International Women of Courage award

First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, presents Ranitha Gnanarajah with the International Women of Courage award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to democracy and human rights in Sri Lanka March 9, 2021:  Yesterday, First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken honored Ranitha Gnanarajah as an International Women of Courage (IWOC) award winner for ...
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