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Representatives at PSD-HNB MoU signing ceremony
October 13, 2021

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Private Sector Development project signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) to expand financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Sri Lanka.  

U.S. donates nearly 800,000 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to Sri Lanka
October 1, 2021

Nearly 800,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines arrived in Sri Lanka this week to continue the fight against COVID-19, a gift from the American people. These safe and effective vaccines, donated by the United States and delivered via COVAX, will protect lives and increase the COVID-19 vaccination coverage in Sri Lanka.

Representatives at vaccine handover ceremony
August 28, 2021

The United States donated over 100,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka today. These vaccines, delivered through COVAX, will help save lives and increase the COVID-19 vaccination coverage in Sri Lanka so essential to ending the pandemic.

August 17, 2021

Suranga Udari, a 32-year-old woman from Ahangama, in Sri Lanka’s southern district of Galle, is not one to let life’s challenges stand in the way of fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a journalist. Recently, she made history by becoming Sri Lanka’s first female reporter to use sign language on camera to produce a news story on the improper disposal of face masks on the southern beach in Galle.

USAID Mission Director to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Reed Aeschliman, greets the arrival of 500,000 rapid diagnostic test kits to Colombo.
July 22, 2021

The United States donated 500,000 Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) as part of its commitment to support Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19. These tests, worth 300 million Sri Lankan rupees (USD 1.5 million), were delivered to the Sri Lanka Ministry of Health through the United States Government’s development arm, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  These RDTs come in addition to over 1.5 million Moderna vaccines the American people donated to Sri Lanka on Friday, July 16.


Last updated: November 02, 2022

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