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The Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC launched the ‘Pan US Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL) Network’ on 31 January, aimed at supporting OSL activities and to leverage their support towards realizing the interests of Sri Lanka in the US. Core areas of focus of this Network will be – advocacy of Sri Lanka, economic advancement and socio-cultural engagement.

Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha addressing a virtual meeting on this occassion said he was encouraged to see the participation of OSLs from 27 States across the US and their commitment towards this initiative. The Embassy plans to expand this ‘network’ to cover all States in the US, and also to develop ‘nodal clusters’ across each State, in order to bring together OSLs to work collectively on the areas of focus identified. The network will also have overarching ‘interest clusters’ - including to engage with OSL entrepreneurs, youth, and academics, as well as to reach out to ‘Friends of Sri Lanka’ throughout the USA.

Embassy of Sri Lanka

Washington DC

1 February 2021

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