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Ambassador Chung’s Remarks at the 9th Biennial Conference on Science and Technology Closing Ceremony

Friday, March 24, 2023,  Water’s Edge, Battaramulla Minister Premajayantha, Chairman Karunaratne, Professor Sivananthan, dear colleagues of the Sri Lankan scientific community, good afternoon. Science turns challenges into opportunities. Thank you for this opportunity to join you today with some of the brightest scientific minds of Sri Lanka.  I’m here because I respect you and I ... Read More»

Ambassador Chung’s Remarks at World Water Day Event

March 22, 2023 Honorable Prime Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena; Honorable Jeevan Thondaman, Minister of Water Supply & Estate Infrastructure Development; Dr. Thanuja Ariyananda, Executive Director of the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum; Board Members of Lanka Rainwater; Ladies and Gentlemen; Good afternoon!  I am delighted to join you to celebrate World Water Day. It seems a little ironic ... Read More»

Ambassador Chung Announces New USDA Food Aid – Visits Guruaragama School to Highlight U.S. Partnership in School Feeding Program

Colombo, March 20, 2023:  Ambassador Julie Chung announced today the recent arrival of 770 metric tons (MT) of fortified rice and 100 MT of fortified vegetable oil through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) “McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program.”  Since 2021, USDA food aid has provided protein supplements using yellow split ... Read More»

Ambassador Chung’s Remarks at the USAID-Supported Fertilizer Handover Ceremony

Sunday, March 19, 2023  Colombo Commercial Fertilizer (Ltd) Warehouse, Hunupitiya, Wattala Minister of Agriculture, Honorable Mahinda Amaraweera; Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Gunadasa Samarasinghe; FAO Country Director, Vimlendra Sharan; and  Distinguished guests, farmers, members of the media, ladies, and gentlemen. Today we witness another chapter in the long partnership between Sri Lanka and the United ... Read More»