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November 2, 2022

An island nation located along major trade routes in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is critical to maritime and regional stability. As Sri Lanka’s largest export market, the United States is in a strong position to support the country’s stability and economic growth.

Finance Ministry Secretary K.M.M. Siriwardena US Deputy Chief of Mission Douglas Sonnek celebrate the Development Objective Assistance Agreement at the Finance Ministry.
September 16, 2022

Building on the USAID Administrator Samantha Powers’s recent visit, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung announced today that the United States, through USAID, will provide an additional estimated $65 million (more than 23 billion Sri Lankan rupees) in assistance to Sri Lanka over a five-year period.

U.S. partners with David Pieris Motor Company  to boost electric mobility in Sri Lanka
August 16, 2022

The U.S. government, through its development agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is committed to accelerating clean energy to drive social and economic sustainable growth in Sri Lanka. 

On August 16, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera and U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung attended a signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding between the USAID Sri Lanka Energy Program and David Pieris Motor Company (DPMC) that will facilitate the electrification of three-wheelers, commonly known as “tuk tuks”.

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. 

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.


Last updated: November 02, 2022

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