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United States and Samurdhi Development Department Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs, Expand Entrepreneurship Training

March 8, 2021 — Twenty women from Matara celebrated International Women’s Day today by participating in an innovative entrepreneurship training program supported by the U.S. government in partnership with Sri Lanka’s Department of Samurdhi Development.  Representatives from the U.S. and Sri Lankan governments welcomed the women and announced the expansion of the program to an additional ...
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U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates Virtual Platform to Connect Schools

Vavuniya, February 23: U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz inaugurated a U.S.-funded online education platform today that connects students and teachers from different regions and responds to education challenges posed by COVID-19 restrictions. These “Smart Classrooms” connect Sinhala and Tamil speakers and provide remote schools with access to teachers trained in science and technology. ...
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Sri Lanka National Day: Message from Antony J. Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State

February 3, 2021 Sri Lanka National Day On behalf of the American people, I send sincere congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka as you celebrate the 73rd anniversary of your independence. On this day, the people of Sri Lanka and the United States celebrate our shared principles to protect and promote democracy, human rights, the rule of ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

(February 2, 2021)   Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka     Event: Due to the Sri Lanka Independence Day rehearsals and celebrations, multiple roads in Colombo will be subject to closures until Thursday February 4, 2021. 2-3 February: certain roads will be closed from 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM.  On 4 February roads will be closed from 04:00 AM to ...
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U.S. Government commits $40 million loan to support small businesses and empower Sri Lankan women

The U.S. Government committed a $40 million loan to Sri Lanka’s SDB bank to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and women entrepreneurs. The loan from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the U.S. Government’s development bank, aims to support private sector investment and economic growth in Sri Lanka. DFC partners with the private ...
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