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U.S. Underwater Demining Assistance Improves Safety

October 13, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 394 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 407 KB) The U.S. Navy recently concluded a two-week training session in Trincomalee to equip and support Sri Lanka’s underwater demining efforts.  Working with scan sonars and robots donated by the U.S. Navy, the Sri Lankan Navy enhanced its ability to search, locate, and provide information on any unknown items ...
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U.S. Announces Increased Funding for Demining in Sri Lanka

October 8, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 358 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 292 KB) In a meeting today with Honorable Minister D.M. Swaminathan, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap announced an additional $1.745 million (245 million LKR) for demining activities of international and domestic partners and the National Mine Action Committee (NMAC) under the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement, and Hindu Religious Affairs.  In total, ...
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U.S. Continues Support for Sri Lankan Cultural and Religious Heritage

October 5, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 366 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 315 KB) As part of its continuing efforts to preserve Sri Lanka’s cultural and religious heritage, the Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce new grants totaling $300,000 (42.1 million LKR) to help restore the ancient Buddhist Rajagala Monastery and improve preservation of artifacts at the ...
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U.S. 2017 Green Card Lottery Begins

October 1, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 297 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 474 KB) The U.S. Embassy Colombo is pleased to announce the start of the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program. Also known as the “Green Card” Lottery, the program will be open for on-line registration from October 1, 2015 to November 3, 2015.  The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery allows randomly ...
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U.S. and Sri Lanka to Bolster Rule of Law

September 29, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 73.2 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 375 KB) The United States and Sri Lanka today agreed to implement a $2.6 million program to enhance the capabilities of Sri Lanka’s criminal justice authorities to investigate and prosecute complex crimes, and improve delivery of justice for all citizens. “A fair and equitable justice system goes to the heart ...
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