American and Sri Lankan Experts Gather to Unleash Sri Lanka’s Trade Potential

From November 29-December 1, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Department of Commerce held three seminars on trade policy with more than 70 key decision makers and technical experts from various Sri Lankan ministries, agencies, research institutes, trade policy think tanks, and Chambers of Commerce. ... Read More»

Ambassador Keshap’s Remarks at Annual General Meeting of Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Honored guests, ladies, gentlemen. Good afternoon to you all.  It is an honor to be invited to address such a distinguished gathering of women leaders and professionals.  You are knocking down barriers for women every day in Sri Lanka – and reaching back to mentor young leaders.  You are helping to build a stronger, more ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) Inter-Sessional Meeting

An inter-sessional meeting of the U.S.-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council meeting was held on September 1, 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  The meeting was Co-Chaired by Sri Lanka Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South & Central Asia Michael J. Delaney, representing ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap at the National Trade Portal and Single Window Best Practices Forum

Full Remarks (As Delivered) Let me welcome all of the senior government officials, private sector representatives, ladies and gentlemen.  On behalf of the Government and the people of the United States, I want to welcome all of you to the National Trade Portal and Single Window Best Practices Forum.  I particularly want to thank Honorable ... Read More»

Progress and Promise: Building Sri Lanka’s Economic Future – Remarks by Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal on Sri Lanka’s Economic Potential

[As delivered] Good evening. I have not been keeping track how often I’ve been coming to Sri Lanka until I saw the papers when I landed, which noted this is my sixth visit in twenty months. It is wonderful to be back here in Colombo, and wonderful to see so many distinguished friends, Ministers, and ... Read More»

Ambassador Atul Keshap’s Remarks at 177th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

June 28, 2016 Sinhala Translation  (PDF 137 KB) Tamil Translation  (PDF 90.8 KB) [As prepared] Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m delighted to join you for the 177th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the country’s oldest and most influential business organization.  It is my great honor to be chosen as your chief guest. I would like to ... Read More»
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