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Reed Aeschliman, USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives, launches a free online mentoring platform to connect emerging entrepreneurs with experienced business experts.
January 18, 2022

The U. S. government’s Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a free online mentoring platform today to connect emerging entrepreneurs with experienced business experts.  The platform, available to the public at www.yes.youlead.lk, connects aspiring entrepreneurs across Sri Lanka with more than 100 experienced business leaders and subject matter experts to help them navigate unprecedented challenges and support the long-term success of their businesses.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses
December 20, 2021

The United States delivered an additional 820,000 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to the Ministry of Health, increasing the total U.S. donation to 3.4 million jabs from the American people.

key handover
December 8, 2021

USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman symbolically handed over the keys of a Career Bus today to Vocational Training Authority’s (VTA’s) Chairman Eranga Basnayake.  On its inaugural, island-wide journey, the VTA’s Career Bus, converted with support from the U.S. government’s Agency for International Development (USAID), reached more than 2,600 youth from 21 villages in six districts to provide professional career testing and guidance to youth in Sri Lanka’s most rural districts, from Dondra at the southern tip to Point Pedro in the north.

Vaccines offloaded from plane
December 2, 2021

Nearly 200,000 additional Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses arrived in Sri Lanka today as a donation from the American people.  This gift demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the United States to support Sri Lanka in the fight against COVID-19.

November 26, 2021

On November 17, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its new $19 million, 5-year Sri Lanka Energy Program. Once finalized, this grant will support the Government of Sri Lanka’s vision to increase the generation of renewable energy to 70% by the year 2030 and will contribute to the transformation of Sri Lanka's power sector into a market-based, secure, dependable, and long-term system.

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Last updated: January 19, 2022

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