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  • Pui Man Wong from the U.S. Embassy and Government Agent P.S.M. Charles discuss how USAID projects can better collaborate with local government. (Photo by U.S. Embassy)

    Villages in Batticaloa receive clean water

    March 19, 2015: The United States inaugurated today a clean water assistance program for at-risk communities in the Batticaloa district. Government Agent for Batticaloa Ms. P.S.M. Charles also attended the ceremony.

  • Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran warmly welcomes Chargé d'Affaires Andrew Mann and USAID Acting Mission Director Michael Eddy

    U.S. Embassy Visit Emphasizes Commitment

    Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew C. Mann visited leaders in the Northern Province to explore opportunities for further support and reiterate the United States’ strong friendship with the people of Sri Lanka and overall commitment to a peaceful and united country.

  • U.S. Embassy Continues Demining Assistance

    U.S. Embassy Continues Demining Assistance

    February 24, 2015: Lieutenant Dave Chesson from the U.S. Embassy delivered donated equipment today to assist with demining efforts in the former war-affected areas of Sri Lanka.

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    Statement by President Obama on the Election in SL

    January 9, 2015: On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Sri Lanka on the successful and peaceful conclusion of Sri Lanka’s presidential election and incoming President Maithripala Sirisena on his victory.

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  • 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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