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Ambassador Chung’s remarks for Convocation Ceremony of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)

August 20, 2022 Aybowan, Vanakum, Salam alaikum. Thank you for the invitation to speak with you this afternoon. I understand this is the first time in some years that you’ve been able to hold convocation in person – and how wonderful it is to see you all in person and not on a screen!  What ...
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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka Events:  The Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) has announced a planned protest in the vicinity of Lipton (De Soysa) Circus from 1:00 PM today (Thursday, August 18).  The protest is estimated to have 1500-2000 participants. Even peaceful demonstrations can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking ...
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U.S. partners with David Pieris Motor Company to boost electric mobility in Sri Lanka

Colombo, August 16, 2022: The U.S. government, through its development agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is committed to accelerating clean energy to drive social and economic sustainable growth in Sri Lanka. On August 16, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera and U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung attended ...
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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka (August 8, 2022)

Location:  Colombo, Sri Lanka Events: The U.S. Embassy is aware of the following planned demonstrations for tomorrow (Tuesday, August 9, 2022): A group planning to protest near Fort Railway Station at 10:00 a.m. A group of several thousand planning to march from Victoria Park to Independence Square at 3:00 p.m. The protest may cause congested roads in ...
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