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June 28, 2022

At the G7 Summit today, President of the United States Joe Biden announced $20 million in additional assistance to strengthen food security in Sri Lanka.  Building on other recent funding announcements from the United States, this newly posted assistance will target Sri Lankans most in need during the current economic crisis.  The funding aims to support a school nutrition program that will feed over 800,000 Sri Lankan children and provide food vouchers for over 27,000 pregnant and lactating women over the next 15 months.  The effort also plans to support approximately 30,000 farmers throug

June 23, 2022

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Colombo seeks suitable candidates for the position as Records and Correspondence Management Technician. The job holder serves as the Records and Correspondence Management Technician within the Executive Office and reports directly to the Deputy Executive Officer (or delegee). The Correspondence and Records (C&R) Management Technician will work for USAID in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The main function of the position is to operate as the Records and Files Management Technician carrying out procedures within the C&R area, as well as to perform an assisting role by conducting general Procurement functions and procedures inside the mission.

June 21, 2022

The U.S. government announced a third tranche of new funding today to address the immediate needs of people hardest hit by the economic crisis in Sri Lanka.  This humanitarian assistance, totaling $5.75 million, will provide cash assistance, short-term jobs, and agriculture supplies such as seeds directly to crisis-affected people to meet their basic needs. 

June 16, 2022

The United States announced today that it will provide $6 million in emergency assistance to address the needs of marginalized and vulnerable communities impacted by Sri Lanka’s economic crisis. This new funding will also provide technical assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka as it implements economic and financial reform measures to stabilize the economy, in line with an anticipated International Monetary Fund (IMF) package. 

June 15, 2022

Colombo, June 15, 2022: The U.S. Government, through its development agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is partnering with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Association of Public Finance Accountants of Sri Lanka (APFASL) to strengthen Sri Lanka’s accounting and auditing sectors. This partnership will train approximately 600 public sector accountants and audit professionals, and 1,200 officers on IT applications and other platforms that support strategic decision making.


Last updated: June 29, 2022

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