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Security Alert for US Citizens – U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: Nationwide, Sri Lanka.  Likely gathering points include, but are not limited to, government institutions. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens of an increased likelihood of political turmoil, civil unrest, and demonstrations as a result of the President of Sri Lanka’s decision to dismiss the Prime Minister and suspend parliament. The Embassy reminds citizens ...
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Recent Developments in Sri Lanka

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 28, 2018 The United States continues to follow developments in Sri Lanka with concern. We urge all sides to refrain from intimidation and violence. We call on the President, in consultation with the Speaker, to immediately reconvene parliament and allow the democratically elected representatives of the ...
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Ambassador Alice Wells Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Remarks at Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo October 11, 2018

AMB Wells remarks at IOC – Tamil (PDF 247 KB) AMB Wells remarks at IOC – Sinhala (PDF 437 KB) Ambassador Wells:  — I want to thank our hosts for this vitally important Track 1.5 dialogue.  It’s a real pleasure to be here. I’d like to focus my remarks on two distinct ways in which the United States has taken concrete steps today to deepen our commitment to the ...
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U.S. Embassy and Prime Minister Inaugurate U.S.-Funded Monastery Restoration in Rajagala

RAJAGALA, October 17:  A stupa restored under a project funded by the U.S. Department of State through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) was inaugurated yesterday by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.   Funding for the project, initiated in 2013, totals nearly 43 million Sri Lankan rupees ($250,000). Counselor for Public Affairs David McGuire represented the ...
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