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August 24, 2018

The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, and USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Regional Advisor met with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Irrigation, Water Resources Management, and Disaster Management to discuss the country’s preparedness ahead of the monsoon season.  

August 23, 2018

The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, and USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Regional Advisor met with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Irrigation, Water Resources Management, and Disaster Management to discuss the country’s preparedness ahead of the monsoon season.  Topics included past and ongoing U.S. financial and technical assistance for disaster preparedness, management, and recovery.

August 22, 2018

In early 2018, Sri Lanka — an island nation off India’s southern tip — watched in anticipation as the results of the first local government elections since an historic mandate was approved the year before requiring 25 percent of locally-elected government officials be women.

August 17, 2018

In early 2018, Sri Lanka — an island nation off India’s southern tip — watched in anticipation as the results of the first local government elections since an historic mandate was approved the year before requiring 25 percent of locally-elected government officials be women.

The result: a changed political landscape with nearly 2,000 women elected to local council seats, taking an impressive 23 percent of local elected seats compared to the less than 2 percent of seats they held just a few years ago.

July 20, 2018

On June 29, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded approximately 1.6 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($10,000,000) in grant assistance to Global Communities to engage local communities in reconciliation activities.

This three-year initiative will partner with the Government of Sri Lanka and local civil society to address underlying challenges to reconciliation.  The project will promote a shared and inclusive Sri Lankan identity, reduce socio-economic disparities, and strengthen resilience among multi-ethnic and multi-religious communities.

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