News & Events

Ambassador Teplitz’s Remarks for National Inter Religious Symposium

January 28, 2019 Ayubowan.  Vanakkam.  Asalam alaikum. Good morning. It is a pleasure to join you here.  I appreciate being invited to offer a word of encouragement and support at the National Inter Religious Symposium. In the United States, as Dr. Perera said, we celebrate our differences in our communities.  We have many different ethnic ...
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US Embassy, Colombo, Sri Lanka – January 30, 2019

Location: Colombo 01, 02, 03, Sri Lanka. Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the following areas in Colombo will be affected with multiple road closures and delays from January 31 through February 04 due to the National Day parade and related activities. Thursday through Sunday, January 31 through February 4 Closed 7am to 12noon: ...
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U.S. Navy Conducts Temporary Cargo Transfer Initiative

January 23, Colombo:  From January 21 to 29, the U.S. Navy will perform a transfer operation to move cargo between planes at Bandaranaike International Airport outside Colombo.  This is part of a larger temporary cargo transfer initiative that promotes Sri Lanka’s efforts to become a regional hub for logistics and commerce.  The January transfers will ...
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Services at the U.S. Embassy in Colombo during the U.S. government lapse in appropriations

Location: U.S. Embassy, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Event: The U.S. Embassy in Colombo advises U.S. citizens that during the current U.S. government lapse in appropriations, scheduled passport and visa services and American citizen services at the U.S. Embassy will continue as the situation permits. Please check our social media accounts, our website, and travel.state.gov for any ...
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Christmas Eve; Federal Government Closure on the December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve; Federal Government Closure on Monday, December 24, 2018 U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (December 21, 2018) Location: U.S. Embassy, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that December 24th, 2018, is declared a holiday for federal employees. Accordingly, the U.S. Embassy and the American Center in Colombo will be closed to the public on December ...
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