USAID Launches Youth Employment and Skills Project in Central Province

Colombo, February 7, 2018:  Visiting U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Daniel Rosenblum opened the Kandy YouLead office on February 2, which will expand employment opportunities for youth in the Central Province. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in partnership with the ... Read More»

USAID Works with Sri Lanka to Strengthen Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters

COLOMBO, November 1 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working closely with the Government of Sri Lanka on disaster preparedness and response, to help address and mitigate the loss of lives and property resulting from the increased frequency of flash floods and landslides.  Most recently, USAID brought the lead designer of the ... Read More»

USAID Supports Interfaith Forum to Strengthen Humanitarian Response

COLOMBO, October 26 – From October 16-19, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthened partnerships between organizations and local humanitarian response by co-hosting more than 140 participants from 36 countries in Colombo for the Forum on Localizing Response to Humanitarian Need and the Role of Religious and Faith-based Organizations. Representing local and global faith networks, ... Read More»

United States Partners with Sri Lanka to Protect Oceans By Improving Waste Management

On September 25, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded approximately LKR 97 million ($625,000) to three local organizations to recycle municipal waste in the western coastal belt and Galle district. The three organizations, Janathakshan, Sevanatha, and the Sri Lanka Centre for Development Facilitation, will help communities partner with local government to prevent ... Read More»

Ambassador Atul Keshap’s Remarks for National Conference on Public Private Partnerships

As prepared Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning to you all. I consider it a great pleasure and honor to speak to such a distinguished audience, at this national conference on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). It has become evident that an important trend in economic and social development is taking place in countries around the ... Read More»

Operation Pacific Angel Concludes in North

The multinational team led by U.S. Pacific Command concluded their week-long assistance program yesterday in Jaffna, providing general medical care for approximately 4000 people and renovating six schools that serve a total of 1100 students. “I want to thank all the members of Operation Pacific Angel for not just improving lives of Jaffna-area residents through ... Read More»

New USAID Mission Director Signals Surge in U.S. Development Assistance in Sri Lanka

Signaling a surge in U.S. development assistance for Sri Lanka, the newly-arrived Dr. Andrew Sisson official assumed duties yesterday as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to Sri Lanka and Maldives.  U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap administered the oath of office in the presence of his wife Karen Levine and the entire USAID ... Read More»
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