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June 11, 2021

The American people are providing $100,000 in immediate assistance to support response efforts to the MV X-Press Pearl ship fire. The MV X-Press Pearl has discharged plastic debris and chemical waste into the surrounding waters, endangering coastal resources and the livelihoods of nearby fishing communities.

United States Airlifts Emergency Supplies to Help Sri Lanka Combat Covid-19 Surge
June 8, 2021

 The United States continues to stand with the people of Sri Lanka in the battle against the COVID-19 surge.  Today, U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Martin Kelly and Secretary to the Ministry of Health Dr. S.H. Munasinghe commemorated the donation of critically needed emergency supplies, including pulse oximeters, protective goggles, examination gloves, and KN95 masks – all of it donated by the American people at the request of the government of Sri Lanka.  The donation arrived at Bandaranaike International Airport on Saturday.

May 20, 2021

Sri Lanka@100, with support from the United States, hosted a public webinar featuring Paul D. Roberts, an expert in methods for companies and entrepreneurs to leverage evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence to drive accelerated business growth.  Attended by 300 participants, the session focused on how businesses can shape Sri Lanka’s economic future in a complex and rapidly changing environment.

The Attorney General officially launches the United States funded Training Center and Case File System for Attorney General’s Department
May 13, 2021

With support from the United States, the Attorney General’s Department inaugurated a state-of-the-art training center and launched an electronic system to track cases and legal files.  These tools will strengthen the ability of justice sector professionals to uphold the rule of law in Sri Lanka.

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz (middle) launched the Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program in Colombo, Sri Lanka with Sri Lankan government and grassroots representatives.
April 23, 2021

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz announced the first grants awarded through the U.S. government’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program yesterday, totaling $345,000. These grants to Sri Lankan organizations will fund projects that help protect Sri Lanka’s cities and marine resources from plastic pollution. Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, joined Ambassador Teplitz at the event.


Last updated: May 05, 2022

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