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U.S. Ambassador Opens New School Funded by United States

SAMPUR, August 31 – U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz opened the new Khoonethivu Navalar school in Sampur on August 26. The new facilities include a two-story classroom building with eight classrooms, a rainwater harvesting system with a 30,000 liter storage tank, and washrooms with facilities for both male and female students, teachers, and people with disabilities.  The United States and the Sri Lankan ...
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United States Government Funds Donation of COVID-19 Diagnostic Kit to Sri Lanka

Colombo, August 25 – On June 15, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) handed over a U.S.-funded COVID-19 test kit to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.  The test kit carries supplies to conduct 2,000 tests.  Valued at an estimated $118,000, the kit contains a RT-PCR machine, the most reliable and efficient technology utilized for COVID-19 testing to date, and accessories such ...
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United States Further Assists Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management

COLOMBO, AUGUST 10 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded US $1.5 million to the Sarvodaya  Shramadana Movement to support local community leaders in developing emergency response and mitigation strategies in disaster-prone areas across Sri Lanka.  The new funding will strengthen community resilience and improve coordination between local stakeholders and international ...
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Global Level 3 Health Advisory: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for Sri Lanka due to COVID-19. Sri Lanka has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.  Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page ...
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