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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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United States Works with Sri Lankan Apparel Industry to Increase PPE Exports

COLOMBO, JULY 27 – The United States is helping Sri Lankan apparel producers to export Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the United States.  In partnership with the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), the program included two webinars for over 100 industry participants that prepared them to break into the U.S. market.  The ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

July 22, 2020 Location:  Sri Lanka   Event:  COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.  New information is listed in the top bullets.   Recent Updates:   The  Sri Lanka Ministry of Health  confirmed 2,730 cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.    American citizens with questions on entry requirements to the United States may visit the  Department of Homeland Security COVID-19 website . Parliamentary elections are scheduled on 5 August 2020.  Campaigning may lead to large, unplanned gatherings.  The U.S. Embassy advises citizens to avoid large gatherings for reasons of ...
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