Addressing the Plenary of the Second Ministerial for Advancing Religious Freedom hosted by the US State Department on 18 July 2019 in Washington D.C., Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, Rodney Perera, while thanking delegations present for their expression of sympathy, solidarity and support, mentioned that the people of Sri Lanka have lived side by side amicably irrespective of ethnic and religious differences for centuries, and that they continue to do so.
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, E. Rodney M. Perera, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, at the Oval Office of the White House on 08 July 2019.
Ambassador Rodney Perera met Mr. David Arnold, the President of the Asia Foundation at the Embassy on June 26, 2019. Ms. Nancy Yuan, Senior Vice President & Director of the Asia Foundation was also present.
Ambassador - designate of Sri Lanka to the United States of America, Rodney Perera assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC on 17th June 2019. Prior to appointment as the Ambassador to the US, Ambassador Perera was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.
Mine Detection Dog Yankee ( MDD Yankee ) who has made an outstanding contribution as a Mine Detection Dog ( MDD ) for nearly 7 years in the mine fields in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, was given a rousing welcome by the Embassy staff on 12 June 2019 upon her surprise visit to the Embassy accompanied to the Embassy by Perry Baltimore, Executive Director, Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI), Kimberly McCasland, VP of Children's Programs and Victims' Assistance; Rachel McCasland, CHAMPS Assistant; and Tamara Klingsheim, CHAMPS Manager.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Colombo today on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena, held discussions with the President at the President’s House in Colombo.