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U.S. Embassy Promotes Culture of Innovation Among Sri Lankan Youth with Upcoming Maker Fair

The U.S. Embassy will bring together young inventors and innovators from across Sri Lanka at its second Maker Fair on October 20 at Trace Expert City.  This engineering-centered exhibition is free of charge and open to visitors of all ages.  It will include innovation workshops for youth and panel discussions led by leading tech experts ...
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Security Alert – Embassy Closure and Political Rally – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: U.S. Embassy and the vicinity of Galle Face Green, Colombo 01,  Sri Lanka. Event: The U.S. Embassy will close to the public at 11:00 a.m. on October 10, 2019 due to a large political rally scheduled to be held on Galle Face Green later that day. The Consular section will contact individuals with afternoon visa appointments ...
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U.S. Initiative Helps to Make Tourist Destinations Plastic-Free

The U.S. Government is helping make Arugam Bay a sustainable, green tourist destination.  Through an initiative called “Waste Less Arugam Bay,” sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the project provides free drinking water at refill stations, recycles plastic bottles, and promotes the benefits of reducing plastic waste.  In Arugam Bay alone, since ...
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U.S. Ambassador Opens Renovated Anuradhapura Archeology Museum

September 16, Anuradhapura:  U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz officially opened the Anuradhapura Department of Archeology Museum on September 12, marking the completion of a decade-long, U.S.-funded museum renovation project, which includes upgraded preservation techniques and equipment for its collection. The collection consists of archeologically significant rare objects, including gilded statues, bronze statues, ...
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Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz Mainstreaming Managing for Development Results in the Public Sector

Ambassador Teplitz:  Good morning.  As you can see from my career history, managing for results, strategic planning, managing in general, is what I have been doing for the last 30 years.  Honorable Ministers, colleagues, distinguished guests, Secretary, it’s a pleasure to be here and to have a chance to help you open this seminar. We ...
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