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September 26, 2019

The U.S. Government is helping make Arugam Bay a sustainable, green tourist destination.  Through an initiative called “Waste Less Arugam Bay,” sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the project provides free drinking water at refill stations, recycles plastic bottles, and promotes the benefits of reducing plastic waste.  In Arugam Bay alone, since April 2018, more than 230,000 bottles have been mitigated from entering landfills or the ocean.  The website www.getwater.lk details the 35 locations of water refill stations across Sri Lanka.

March 21, 2019

It is a great pleasure to be here at the launch of the youlead.lk portal. Any day we can support initiatives that contribute to the education, health, and employment of youth, be it in Sri Lanka or elsewhere in the world, is a good day. Young people are critical to global stability, economic growth, and development of today - and for the future. Recognizing youth participation as vital to development, USAID partners with the private sector, national governments, youth, and civil society across the world to build the capacity and empower the next generation of leaders.

Today, I am particularly proud to celebrate the launch of Youlead.lk - a web portal that for the first time gathers all the elements young job-seekers and entrepreneurs need from career development, to job-matching, from access to finance, e-learning, and mentoring, in one place. What is significant about Youlead.lk is that it is not just a platform. It is an ecosystem. An ecosystem that will grow and expand as more and more youth add to it and become part of the community, providing leverage to their ventures and ideas.

August 24, 2018

This is an overview of some of the most significant milestones the American people have supported through USAID in Sri Lanka, during the second quarter of 2018. We hope that these demonstrate the diversity and the scope of USAID-supported activities in Sri Lanka and recognize stakeholder efforts that made all this possible.

August 24, 2018

In April 2018, CORE Justice conducted a curriculum development workshop for senior Attorney General Department (AGD) leadership, representing both civil and criminal divisions,  including the Solicitor General and Senior Additional Solicitor General.

August 24, 2018

In February 2018, Sri Lanka held local government elections to elect over 8,000 representatives responsible for key activities that directly impact the day-to-day lives of citizens from maintaining roads to ensuring funding for health services in their communities.


Last updated: October 26, 2020

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