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Remarks of Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz at 3rd AGM of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka-USA Business Council

[As delivered] June 30, 2019 Good evening.  It’s a pleasure to see everybody here.  I’m very pleased to join you at the third annual general meeting.  And thank you very much to Asanka and Samantha for inviting me to speak with you tonight.  I think it’s a great opportunity to address some of the business ...
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Highlights of MCC Compact

The Government of Sri Lanka and MCC together identified weak transport infrastructure and weak land administration practices as two binding constraints to economic growth in Sri Lanka. To address these constraints, the proposed compact consists of two projects: a transportation project and a land project . The total budget for the compact is $480 million. The $350 million transport ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Date: July 23, 2019 Location: Fort, Colombo 01,  Sri Lanka. Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a protest of an estimated 400 people to be held in front of Fort railway station beginning at approximately 3:30pm. Actions to Take: The Embassy reminds citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: Kannaggara Mawatha – Lipton Circus – Ward Place, Colombo 07. Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of an ongoing demonstration carried out by approximately 500 students from the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) in Colombo. Students are expected to gather at Nelum Pokuna Auditorium, Colombo 7, and march to the University Grants Commission (UGC) ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location: Galle Road, Colombo 03. Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration; approximately 1000-1500 students from the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) are scheduled to have a demonstration in Colombo today. Protesters are expected to travel along Duplication Road and may travel as far north as Temple Trees. The current route is unknown ...
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