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May 25, 2022

The U.S. and Keells are partnering to strengthen small businesses in Sri Lanka through an agreement to connect Keells suppliers with private business advisory service providers.

“The small businesses that supply your grocery stores keep the economy going and drive job creation,” said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung at the MOU signing. “This collaboration with Keells is based on a mutually shared vision to improve the competitiveness of small business entrepreneurs working in the food processing sector.”

March 29, 2022

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to disseminate information to prospective applicants so they may develop and submit applications and ultimately be considered for SCORE funding. This RFA: describes the types of activities for which applications will be considered; describes the funding available and the process and requirements for submitting applications; explains the criteria for evaluating applications; and refers prospective applicants to relevant documentation. SCORE anticipates awarding multiple small grants as a result of this RFA.

February 24, 2022

An island nation located along major trade routes in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is critical to maritime and regional stability. USAID partners with Sri Lanka to foster sustainable and inclusive economic growth, promote inclusivity, strengthen governance, and forge a free and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. USAID also works to improve natural disaster and risk management practices, enhance environmental and climate resilience, and improve energy security and sustainability.  

February 24, 2022

USAID’s Inclusive Participatory Processes (IPP) project works with the Parliament of Sri Lanka and multiple political parties to strengthen their oversight and representational capacity to respond to the democratic aspirations of the Sri Lankan people. It supports civil society institutions to increase the inclusion of youth, women, and other underrepresented groups in civic and political life. The project also builds the institutional and technical capacities of the Election Commission toward safeguarding democratic principles. 

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.


Last updated: November 02, 2022

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