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  • 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.  

  • Transcript of Press Conference by Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal

    February 1, 2014: Over the last two days I have had frank discussions with the government, with opposition, and with civil society representatives in Colombo and in Jaffna. It has been terrific to meet so many Sri Lankans who care so deeply about their country. 

  • Ambassador Sison's Remarks at Nagakovil

    January 23, 2014: I am delighted to be here today as the U.S. Embassy hands over this very important livelihood assistance of ten fiberglass fishing boats, fishing nets, and outboard engines to benefit the more than 200 families here whose lives depend on the sea. 

  • Ambassador Rapp Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka

    January 12, 2014: Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp visited Sri Lanka from January 6-11 to meet with government and political leaders, civil society, and to tour former conflict zones. He heard about the progress made since the conflict, but also the Sri Lankan people's continuing desire for reconciliation, justice and accountability. 

  • US Embassy Launches Social Media Lab

    January 2, 2014: U.S. Embassy Colombo is proud to announce a new program designed to promote greater understanding of social media, the Social Media Lab. Accepting applications as of today, January 2, 2014, Social Media Lab will offer free interactive beginner, intermediate and advanced social media training courses at the American Center Colombo.  

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  • Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal (State Dept.)
    Assistant Secretary of State Biswal Travel to Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Switzerland

    January 28, 2014: Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to Sri Lanka January 31-February 2. Assistant Secretary Biswal will meet with Sri Lankan officials to discuss a range of bilateral issues, including post-conflict reconciliation, justice and accountability issues. During her visit Assistant Secretary Biswal will also travel to Jaffna, where she will meet with Northern Provincial Council officials and civil society leaders.  

  • Statement by Secretary Kerry Regarding Significant Reductions of Iranian Crude Oil Purchases

    November 29, 2013: As President Obama has made clear, the United States will continue to vigorously implement our existing sanctions on Iran as the P5+1 seeks to negotiate a comprehensive deal with Iran that will resolve the international community’s concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program.  

  • Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Nisha Desai Biswal as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs

    November 21, 2013: SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you all for coming. This is by far one of the best parts of this job, is when you get to recognize extraordinary talent and you see families and friends, colleagues, people come together to celebrate extraordinary talent and service to our country. So I’m thrilled to be here and I apologize to all of you that we’re running just a little bit behind. We had an overflow event with the Vice Premier of China a few minutes ago and everybody got carried away with the event, as we will here, so we’ll be a little late somewhere else.  

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