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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: 210, Galle Road, Colombo 03. Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a protest organized by the Socialist Students Union to be held in front of the Embassy today at approximately 1:00 p.m. The demonstration is expected to last approximately one hour and to be comprised of 100 protestors.   Actions to Take: – ...
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Joint Statement on the 13th Joint Council Meeting under U.S.-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework

06/21/2019 Colombo, Sri Lanka – The 13th U.S.-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) Joint Council Meeting was held on June 19 & 20, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting was inaugurated by Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade, and Assistant United States Trade Representative (AUSTR), Mr. Christopher Wilson. At the outset, ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Unable to Visit Sri Lanka During Upcoming Travel to Region

Colombo, June 19:  Due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts during his upcoming visit to the Indo-Pacific region that includes accompanying President Donald J. Trump to the G20 Summit in Japan, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is unable to visit Sri Lanka as previously announced. Secretary Pompeo regrets that he is no longer able to ...
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Ambassador Teplitz’s Remarks for Equal Ground 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

June 10, 2019 Good evening.  It’s a pleasure to be here with you, to join you tonight to celebrate Equal Ground’s 2019 Pride gathering and to see so many of you here in support of equality and inclusion for the LGBTIQ community. I want to extend special congratulations to those receiving the Equality Warrior Awards ...
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U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Highlights 970 Million Rupees for Mine Clearance

Colombo, June 6:  The U.S. Department of State’s Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper visited Sri Lanka from June 2 through 5 to discuss security cooperation and assess the progress of U.S.-funded demining programs.  Assistant Secretary Cooper traveled to the Eastern Province to observe demining operations and meet with project beneficiaries.  The projects ...
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