United States Remains Proud to Stand with Sri Lanka as a Friend and Partner – Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon

February 9, 2018 at 10:22 am

“Just as the United States is proud to have been among the first nations to recognize an independent Ceylon in 1948, we remain proud to stand with Sri Lanka as a friend and partner today,”Under Secretary...

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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires A.I. Priyanga Wickramasinghe at Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day celebrations in Washington D.C.

February 9, 2018 at 1:11 am

Ayubowan, Vannakkam, Assalamualaikum, Good evening! What an honour to have all of you join my colleagues and me this evening to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 70th anniversary of independence. We are indeed grateful...

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Clarification on the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program of the United States of America

December 30, 2017 at 10:26 am

The United States’ Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) provides duty-free treatment to goods of 120 designated beneficiary countries and territories[1]. The program was authorized by the Trade Act...

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FOREIGN MINISTRY RESPONSE TO MEDIA QUERIES ON ‘STATUS OF JERUSALEM’ RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT THE UNGA ON 21 DEC 2017

December 22, 2017 at 10:12 pm

Sri Lanka voted in favour of the resolution titled ‘Status of Jerusalem’ submitted by Yemen and Turkey in their capacity as Chair of the Arab Group and Chair of the Summit of the Organisation of the...

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U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Reselects Sri Lanka to Continue Grant Programme

December 21, 2017 at 9:53 am

The Board of Directors of the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) reselected Sri Lanka for its grant programme at its meeting on December 19. This will enable MCC to continue developing...

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