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United States Donates Locally Procured Personal Protective Equipment   to Support Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 Response 

COLOMBO, September 24 – U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health, Hon Pavithra Wanniarachchi yesterday as part of the United States’ on-going assistance to Sri Lanka in its response to COVID-19.  The donation includes 23,000 masks, 24,000 nitrile gloves, 600 isolation gowns with ...
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Ambassador Teplitz’s Remarks at Opening of Khoonitheevu School

August 26, 2020 Distinguished guests, teachers, staff and students, as-salamu alaykum, Vannakum, Ayubowan and good morning. I’m pleased to be here today to help formally open this beautiful addition to the Khoonitheevu school, and most importantly, to meet with some of the engaging young people who are studying here. Thank you for giving me the ...
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The United States Donates 200 Ventilators to Support Sri Lanka’s Response to COVID-19

COLOMBO, September 02 – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated 200 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Sri Lanka, delivering on President Trump’s offer of critically needed supplies and supporting Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19. The ventilators were handed over to Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi by ...
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U.S. Ambassador Opens New School Funded by United States

SAMPUR, August 31 – U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz opened the new Khoonethivu Navalar school in Sampur on August 26. The new facilities include a two-story classroom building with eight classrooms, a rainwater harvesting system with a 30,000 liter storage tank, and washrooms with facilities for both male and female students, teachers, and people with disabilities.  The United States and the Sri Lankan ...
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United States Government Funds Donation of COVID-19 Diagnostic Kit to Sri Lanka

Colombo, August 25 – On June 15, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) handed over a U.S.-funded COVID-19 test kit to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.  The test kit carries supplies to conduct 2,000 tests.  Valued at an estimated $118,000, the kit contains a RT-PCR machine, the most reliable and efficient technology utilized for COVID-19 testing to date, and accessories such ...
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