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U.S. Embassy Empowers Youth to Improve Local Communities

September 21, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 147 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 506 KB) The United States awarded nearly $150,000 (approximately LKR 21,000,000) to 16 civil society organizations as part of the U.S. Embassy’s annual Youth Empowerment Grants, an innovative way to provide seed funding for up-and-coming groups working on solutions to problems affecting youth across Sri Lanka. “This year’s International Day ...
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USAID Launches Successful Water Access Programs in East

September 17, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 307 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 63.0 KB) The United States is providing people across the Eastern Province with better access to water for drinking and farming, launching three separate projects this week in Batticaloa and Ampara through its development arm, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “Through projects big and small, the United ...
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U.S. Embassy Encourages U.S. Businesses to Expand Trade and Investment

On September 10, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap briefed a visiting delegation of U.S. business executives about opportunities to expand trade and investment between the U.S. and Sri Lanka.  In his remarks to the visiting executives, Ambassador Keshap urged their companies to seize the “golden moment of opportunity” in Sri Lanka, and highlighted the enormous potential for ...
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USAID Project Garners Prestigious International Energy Award

September 10, 2015 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 204 KB) Tamil Transalation  (PDF 201 KB) Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) this week received the prestigious 2015 Energy Globe National Award to celebrate its work on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource conservation initiatives.  The project was supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and USAID Mission Director Elisabeth Kvitashvili ...
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