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Counselor of the U.S. Department of State Tom Shannon Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka

December 18, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 418 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 304 KB) Counselor of the U.S. Department of State Tom Shannon departed Sri Lanka early yesterday, concluding a three-day visit highlighted by his announcement of the first U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue that will take place in February 2016 in Washington, D.C. During his visit, Ambassador Shannon met with, among others, ...
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Demonstration Notice

December 17, 2015 The Embassy has received reports of about 1000 people currently gathering at the Lipton Circus, near Town Hall. The group is expected to  march to Temple Trees, Colombo 3 via Dharmapala Mawatha or to the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo 1 via Slave Island. Expect police presence and heavy traffic congestion.  U.S. citizens are ...
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U.S. Under Secretary of State (designate) Thomas Shannon’s speech at Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies.

December 16, 2015 Sinhala translation  (PDF 97.2 KB) Tamil translation  (PDF 95.5 KB) Good morning, and to all of you Ayubowan, Vanakkam. Thank you for being here. It’s a tremendous honor and a great pleasure to be here today. Thank you, Mr. Minister, for your very kind introduction.  To be at this respected institute, named in honor of the late and ...
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Remarks by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs-Designate Thomas Shannon on USG Assistance in the Eastern Province Trincomalee

December 15, 2015 Sinhala translation  (PDF 904 KB) Tamil translation  (PDF 62.1 KB) I want to acknowledge the Eastern Province Governor, Ambassador Kariyawasm, the Opposition Leader, and the Chief Minister. This is my first visit to Sri Lanka and my first visit to South Asia.  We arrived last evening.  This morning I had the great pleasure of looking out to a ...
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Remarks to Press by Under Secretary of State (designate) Ambassador Thomas Shannon after Meeting with Foreign Minister Samaraweera

December 14, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 904 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 42.5 KB) I am happy to be in Sri Lanka for my first visit during this time of progress and opportunity.  Sri Lanka is moving forward, and its leaders and people are now working together to usher in reforms to put the country on the long-term path to peace, stability, ...
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