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Ambassador Julie J Chung’s Remarks at the 2023 U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball

November 18, 2023 Good evening and a very warm welcome to our guest speaker Brigadier General Adam Chalkley, Honorable Sagala Ratnayaka, Chief of Staff to the President and National Security Advisor, Honorable Ministers, Your Excellencies, all military dignitaries, distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends.  It’s a privilege and a pleasure to join all of you on the occasion ... Read More»

Ambassador Julie J Chung’s Remarks at Opening of the American iHub in Batticaloa

November 15, 2023 Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, It’s an absolute pleasure to be here with you today. I would like to extend my gratitude to the Governor of the Eastern Provincial Council of Sri Lanka, along with other distinguished government officials, esteemed Vice Chancellors, academics, school principals, Alums of United States Government exchange programs, ... Read More»

USDA Commits $32.5 Million to Fund McGovern-Dole School Feeding Program for Sri Lankan Children for Another Five Years

Colombo, November 17, 2023: The U.S. Embassy in Colombo is pleased to announce a new $32.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to Sri Lanka for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, a food assistance initiative that reduces hunger and improves literacy and primary education. By providing school ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates Opening of a New American Innovation Hub (iHub) in Batticaloa

Batticaloa, November 15, 2023: Today in Batticaloa, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung inaugurated a new American Innovation Hub (iHub) and welcomed the Governor of the Eastern Province Senthil Thondaman to join as a special guest. A joint initiative between the U.S. Embassy and Dream Space Academy, the iHub in Batticaloa aims to empower the youth ... Read More»

DFC Commits Half Billion Dollars to Port Infrastructure in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, November 8, 2023 The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) today announced it has committed more than half a billion dollars to support the development of a deepwater shipping container terminal in the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, that will provide critical infrastructure for the South Asian region. The new terminal reflects DFC’s commitment ... Read More»