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Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses
December 20, 2021

The United States delivered an additional 820,000 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses to the Ministry of Health, increasing the total U.S. donation to 3.4 million jabs from the American people.

key handover
December 8, 2021

USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman symbolically handed over the keys of a Career Bus today to Vocational Training Authority’s (VTA’s) Chairman Eranga Basnayake.  On its inaugural, island-wide journey, the VTA’s Career Bus, converted with support from the U.S. government’s Agency for International Development (USAID), reached more than 2,600 youth from 21 villages in six districts to provide professional career testing and guidance to youth in Sri Lanka’s most rural districts, from Dondra at the southern tip to Point Pedro in the north.

Vaccines offloaded from plane
December 2, 2021

Nearly 200,000 additional Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses arrived in Sri Lanka today as a donation from the American people.  This gift demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the United States to support Sri Lanka in the fight against COVID-19.

November 26, 2021

On November 17, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its new $19 million, 5-year Sri Lanka Energy Program. Once finalized, this grant will support the Government of Sri Lanka’s vision to increase the generation of renewable energy to 70% by the year 2030 and will contribute to the transformation of Sri Lanka's power sector into a market-based, secure, dependable, and long-term system.

October 21, 2021

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $2.5 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Sri Lanka. This assistance will accelerate equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations and strengthen the ability of health workers to address COVID-19.

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Last updated: November 02, 2022

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