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

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka Event:  A small organization has announced plans to protest in front of the U.S. Embassy tomorrow (November 3, 2023) from 1:30 PM due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.  Approximately 15-30 participants are expected to attend. Even peaceful demonstrations can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are ... Read More»

Ambassador Julie J. Chung’s Remarks at the 7th AGM of Sri Lanka -USA Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

October 27, 2023 Dr. Bernard, Chairman Hulangamuwa, Council President Sanji de Silva, business leaders and distinguished colleagues – good evening.  It is a pleasure to address this council again. It has been quite a journey since I spoke at this council’s annual general meeting in August last year.  At that time, Sri Lanka was struggling ... Read More»

USAID – Ceylon Cold Stores PLC Partnership Pioneers Women-Led Recycling Initiatives in Sri Lanka

Colombo, October 25, 2023 – The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ocean Plastics Reduction Activity, and Gunadamin Elephant House of Ceylon Cold Stores PLC (CCS) have solidified their alliance through a Memorandum of Understanding.  This collaboration aims to establish Sri Lanka’s inaugural plastic recyclable collection network and material recovery facility, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

October 20, 2023 Worldwide Caution Event: Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world and the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.  U.S. citizens should:       Stay Alert in locations frequented by tourists. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Shines Spotlight on South Asia and the Indian Ocean at Colombo’s Ocean Security Summit

Colombo, October 17, 2023: U.S. Embassy Colombo, together with the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), brought together scholars from across the Indo-Pacific on Monday, October 16 for the conference “Ocean Security: South Asia and the Indian Ocean.” The conference hosted international researchers specializing in the Indian ... Read More»