A delegation from the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) visited Sri Lanka from March 25-30. ACYPL is a bipartisan non-profit organization internationally recognized as the pre-eminent catalyst for introducing rising political and policy leaders to international affairs and to each other. The group was comprised of 7 delegates affiliated with both major political parties. The program included visits with officials and to projects in Galle, Anuradhapura, Colombo, and Vavuniya. Delegation members also met with Members of Parliament’s Sri Lanka-United States Friendship Association for a lively discussion .
Photographs from Independence Day 2011 celebrations held at the Jefferson House in Colombo.
Photographs from Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Exhibition and Programs held in Colombo, Oluvil, Batticaloa and Jaffna. US Embassy in Colombo in collaboration with Foundation for Co-Existence commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (a US national holiday held this year on January 18) by staging an exhibition and programs on the intertwined legacies of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi during February and March 2010.