Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honored with International Women of Courage Awards ( IWOC ) 2019 at the US State Department on 07th March 2019. Sri Lankan Marini de Livera was among the awardees from Bangladesh, Burma, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Montenegro, Peru, Tanzania and Ireland who were felicitated by the State Department.
Sri Lanka – US relations have reached an important milestone - Sri Lankan Chargé d’ Affaires, Sarath Dissanayake
On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend to Sri Lanka very warm wishes as you commemorate your national day.
Eight Leading Sri Lankan apparel exporters of the Chamber of Garment Exporters of Sri Lanka participated in the Apparel Sourcing USA exhibition held in New York, USA from 21 - 23, January 2019 with the objective of promoting Sri Lankan apparels in the US market taking into account the potential opportunities for further promotion due to the favourable atmosphere prevails in the US.
The Minister of Finance & Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera visited Washington DC from 15 – 17 January 2019 accompanied by Minister of Public Distribution & Economic Reforms, Dr Harsha de Silva and a delegation of officials, comprised of Secretary/ Finance, Dr R.H.S. Samaratunga, Governor / Central Bank, Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy and senior officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank.
The staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC, on 01 January 2019, ceremonially commenced work for year 2019, following a special event conducted at the mission premises.