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March 8, 2016

International Women’s Day began as an annual tradition more than 100 years ago initially as a way to honor women’s role in labor, advocate for political rights, and end discrimination in the workplace. Every year on March 8, people around the world reflect on the progress women have made, celebrate acts of courage and determination by women making a difference in their communities and countries, and urge greater effort to ensure the success of women. In countries everywhere, when women succeeds, society as a whole succeeds. When girls and women are educated, entire societies are educated, and flourish.

One more example of how U.S. partnerships improve the lives of people in Sri Lanka: “By establishing a reliable source for milk
February 23, 2016

Representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America and senior Sri Lankan officials presided at the February 18 signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between dairy farmers, CIC Dairies, and Milk Industries of Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. The MoU will help dairy farmers in Polonnaruwa to increase their milk sales. The Honorable Minister of Rural Economic Affairs P Harrison joined USAID Acting Mission Director Reed Aeschliman at the ceremony, where farmers also received equipment from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help increase milk production.

USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman welcomes participants to the Parliament training program, sharing technical assistance to
February 1, 2016

Parliament participated in a U.S.-supported workshop to help Members of Parliament better hear and address the concerns of their constituencies. This training, conducted in both Sinhala and Tamil, is part of the approximately 73 million LKR ($509,000) project from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist the Sri Lankan Parliament become more effective and responsive to the people they represent.

January 25, 2016

For the past 60 years, the Government and the people of the United States have demonstrated a strong commitment to assisting Sri Lanka in achieving sustainable development for a stable, democratic, and prosperous nation.

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.


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: August 26, 2016

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