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  • U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Allison Areias (Center, Red Blouse) and Hon. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera (Center) cut the ribbon to open the new eco-friendly factory in Ampara.

    USAID Helps Ampara Manufacturer

    May 27, 2015: The USAID in partnership with Building Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. opened today a state-of-the-art factory in Nawagampura, Ampara.

  • Secretary Kerry receives blessing from Chief Monk at the Kelaniya Temple in Colombo.

    Secretary Kerry Visits the Kelaniya Temple

    May 2, 2015: During his official visit to Colombo, Secretary John Kerry visited the most sacred Kelaniya Temple in Colombo.

  • Secretary Kerry Delivers Speech on U.S.-Sri Lankan Relations in Colombo

    Strengthening the U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership

    May 2, 2015: Strengthening the U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership for Human Rights and Lasting Peace: Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry.

  • Secretary Kerry Meets With Sri Lankan President Sirisena in Colombo

    Secretary Kerry Meets With President Sirisena

    May 2, 2015: During his official visit, Secretary Kerry met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other government officials.

  • Secretary Kerry Sits With Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wickremesinghe at the Temple Trees Complex.

    Secretary Kerry Meets With PM Ranil Wickremasinghe

    May 2, 2015: During his official visit, Secretary Kerry met with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other government officials.

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  • Secretary Kerry Travel to Colombo, Nairobi and Djibouti

    April 27, 2015: Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 2 for his first trip to the country and the first visit by a Secretary of State since 2005. In Colombo, he will meet government leaders, civil society members, and other representatives from the country’s diverse communities to hear and express U.S. support for their vision for a more peaceful, stable, and prosperous future for its people. Secretary Kerry will also join his hosts for the celebration of the Buddhist holiday of Vesak. 

  • Sinhala and Tamil New Year: Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry

    April 10, 2015: On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer our warmest greetings to the people of Sri Lanka and the vibrant global Sri Lankan diaspora. 

  • Remarks by Secretary Kerry, Sri Lanka FM Samaraweera Before Their Meeting

    February 12, 2015: SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. It’s my great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Samaraweera from Sri Lanka. And this is an exciting moment for all of us here because Sri Lanka on January 8th had an historic election in which there has been really a vote for change, a vote to move Sri Lanka in a new direction, to open up greater accountability and possibility for the preservation of human rights, for democracy, for fighting corruption and putting together a government that will speak for and to the people. 

  • Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on the Occasion of the 67th Anniversary of Sri Lankan Independence

    February 5, 2015: We all know democracy is a work in progress. You have to look no further than America’s own journey to see that fact. We marched for civil rights and risked life and limb so all peoples could finally enjoy the right to vote. We still struggle with questions of race and economic opportunity. And we continue to work towards a more inclusive democracy to this very day. 

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