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U.S. Embassy Helps Young Farmers Build Successful Agri-businesses
November 25, 2015

The Embassy of the United States of America launched the Youth Farmer Development program in Trincomalee last week through a partnership with the Ministry of Provincial Agriculture and Animal Production and Development (Eastern Province), the Office of the Government Agent, CIC Agribusiness, and Hatton National Bank.

Managed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), this program supports the next generation of farmers by training rural youth in advanced farming methods and technology.  These skills will increase productivity and incomes, strengthen farming communities, and encourage rural youth interest in farming.

“The United States is committed to help bring prosperity to all segments of Sri Lankan society,” said U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap.  “The needs of youth and nation-wide food security are important elements in ensuring prosperity for all.”

U.S. Assistance to Polonnaruwa Factory Boosts Local Jobs and Income
October 22, 2015

U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap recently visited the facilities of All Focus (Pvt.) Ltd. in Gallella to congratulate the managers and workers for successfully boosting employment in the Polonnaruwa region.  The new facilities and equipment are part of an innovative partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and private Sri Lankan businesses.  Since 2011, USAID has committed $22.4 million (approximately 3.1 billion LKR) in partnerships like this throughout Sri Lanka.

USAID Launches Successful Water Access Programs in East
September 17, 2015

The United States is providing people across the Eastern Province with better access to water for drinking and farming, launching three separate projects this week in Batticaloa and Ampara through its development arm, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015: As President Sirisena said last Saturday at a land-return ceremony in Sampur, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka’s efforts has attracted support from the international community. The United States joined other international donors and will provide $1 million to support resettlement efforts in Sampur as part of its continuing commitment to strengthen Sri Lanka’s peace and development.

USAID Helps Ampara Manufacturer Develop Eco-friendly Roofing Products
May 27, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Building Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. opened today a state-of-the-art factory in Nawagampura, Ampara. The opening was attended by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ms. Allison Areias, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the U.S. Embassy.

Pui Man Wong from the U.S. Embassy and Government Agent P.S.M. Charles discuss how USAID projects can better collaborate with lo
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.


Press Releases

U.S. Embassy Improves Fishing & Ag Sectors via Ag-Biz North 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013
The U.S. Government, through its development arm the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is supporting Ag-Biz North 2013, an agricultural trade exhibition in Killinochchi from 26-27 July. This support is part of a $996,000 grant to develop livelihoods opportunities for vulnerable families in the agriculture and fisheries sectors through new markets, infrastructure and provision of critical training and equipment. NGO Practical Action is the implementing partner.

U.S. Government Support for Sri Lankan Forensics Laboratory

Thursday, June 6, 2013
U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison visited the new laboratory complex of the Sri Lanka Ministry of Justice Government Analyst's Department (GAD) in Battaramulla on June 6.

U.S. Funds Renovation of Children's Park in Kilinochchi

Monday, May 6, 2013
U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison declared open a U.S. Government funded $97,925 (12 million rupees) renovated children's park for residents of Karachchi, Kilinochchi on May 4 alongside the Honorable Child Development and Women's Empowerment Minister, Tissa Karaliyadda.

U.S. Support for Further Economic and Social Development in the East

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison opened a public market and a bus station in Pullumalai, Batticaloa on Monday April 29, helping enhance transportation and livelihood opportunities of local communities in the Eastern Province.

U.S.-Funded UNICEF Mine Risk Education Begins

Thursday, December 20, 2012
A United States Government grant of $500,000 will help 150,000 residents in the Northern and Eastern Provinces avoid landmines and explosive remnants of war.

U.S. Government Supports Disabled Sri Lankans

Monday, December 3, 2012
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison handed over wheelchairs to children at the prosthetic and orthotic center of the National Children's Hospital in Colombo, marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3.

U.S. Partnership Promotes Growth, Helps Vulnerable, and Brings Communities Together in the East

Monday, October 29, 2012
On October 26, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Michele Sison, opened the “Sea the Differences” Training and Production Center in Selvanayagapuram, Trincomalee.

Last updated: November 30, 2015

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