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    Ambassador Celebrates Earth Day with Girl Guides

    April 22, 2014: To celebrate Earth Day 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison met with Sri Lankan Girl Guides as they launched their "Earth Day Ambassadors" program. Sixty girls from Girl Guides chapters in Jaffna, Kandy and Colombo were selected to be “Earth Day Ambassadors”.

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    Sinhala and Tamil New Year’s Message

    April 12, 2014: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer warmest greetings to the people of Sri Lanka and the vibrant global Sri Lankan diaspora."

  • Ambassador Sison with Mayor of Kandy Mahendra Ratwatte and the cricket teams from Kandy and Jaffna.

    US Ambassador’s Cup Cricket Tournament

    April 7, 2014: U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison sponsored the first-ever US Ambassador’s Cup Cricket Tournament in Kandy this past weekend, with teams from American Corner youth groups from Kandy and in Jaffna playing for the US Ambassador’s Cup trophy.

  • Ambassador Sison delivering her remarks at the International Women’s Day event held at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo.

    Celebrating International Women’s Day

    March 5, 2014: Ambassador Sison’s Remarks at the International Women’s Day Event Hosted by Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry at the release of the 2013 Annual Country Report on Human Rights (State Dept.)

    2013 Country Reports on Human Rights

    February 27, 2014: Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry on the release of the 2013 Annual Country Report on Human Rights.

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  • Ambassador's Remarks for Girl Guides Earth Day Event

    April 22, 2014: As I’m sure you know, the first Earth Day was celebrated 44 years ago when approximately 20 million people in the United States decided to make a statement about the need to protect the environment. They held rallies and demonstrations, made speeches, and took other actions to grab the attention of the public -- and the lawmakers -- who had the power to pass legislation to protect the environment. 

  • Ambassador Sison’s Remarks to the Foreign Correspondents Association

    April 3, 2014: The United States remains firmly committed to working with the people of Sri Lanka to build a future in which all of Sri Lanka’s citizens can achieve their aspirations. At the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the international community addressed urgent human rights issues throughout the world. 

  • Promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka: Remarks of Ambassador Michele J. Sison

    March 28, 2014: The message from the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is clear: the international community has spoken, and urges the Government of Sri Lanka to take meaningful, concrete steps on reconciliation and accountability. 

  • US Government Concerned Over Detention of Human Rights Defenders

    March 17, 2014: The United States Government is concerned about the arrests and detention of several well-known Sri Lankan human rights defenders and activists over the past week. We urge Sri Lankan government authorities to ensure that all those detained are given transparent and due legal process, including full access to legal counsel.  

  • Ambassador Sison's Remarks at All World Network Event

    March 6, 2014: Last October, a group of prominent Sri Lankan businessmen traveled to the United States as “Business Ambassadors” under a program we at the US Embassy organized, in conjunction  

  • Ambassador Sison's Remarks for Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association Event

    February 22, 2014: For the past 88 year, Girl Guides has been celebrating World Thinking Day. I am so proud to see that tradition is strong here in Sri Lanka. Connecting through the global community of Girl Guides has always been part of the program. You are part of such an important movement! 

  • United States Military Trains and Demines the North

    February 7, 2014: The United States Pacific Army’s fourth Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) team concluded its three week training program in Vavuniya today. This intensive “train-the-trainers” program ran from January 27 – February 7 at the Boo-Oya army camp, and during this time, the United States Army’s team of medical, veterinarian, and explosive ordnance specialists worked alongside the Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian Demining Unit to train new deminers and re-certify current deminers as part of the Sri Lanka Army Engineers’ curriculum.  

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