Sri Lanka declared eligible for assistance under the Millennium Challenge Account

December 17, 2015 at 11:17 am

At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) held in Washington DC on 16 December, Sri Lanka was selected as an eligible country for assistance from fiscal...

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REMARKS TO MEDIA BY FOREIGN MINISTER MANGALA SAMARAWEERA, FOLLOWING TALKS WITH US UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (DESIGNATE) FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS THOMAS SHANNON

December 15, 2015 at 10:46 am

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It has been an honor and a privilege to welcome Ambassador Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs- designate, to Sri Lanka, this evening. As...

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Remarks to Media by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs on Human Rights Day Ministry of Foreign Affairs

December 10, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Ladies & Gentleman, Today is Human Rights Day, as you know. And as in the past, Sri Lanka will join the countries of the world in commemorating this important event. But this year, Sri Lanka’s commemorations...

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Ambassador Kariyawasam speaks at the United States Institute of Peace

December 1, 2015 at 6:44 pm

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal and US Assistant Secretary of State for...

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Ambassador Samantha Power visits Sri Lanka

November 25, 2015 at 11:49 am

“I cannot think of a country in the world today where there has been this much change in this short a period of time.” – Ambassador Samantha Power, Colombo, November 23rd United States Permanent...

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Annual Review of Proscribed Entities under UN Regulation No. 1 of 2012

November 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm

The Government of Sri Lanka proscribed 16 organisations and 424 individuals under Gazette Extraordinary No. 1854/41 on 21 March 2014 using powers under the United Nations Act No. 45 of 1968. The proscription...

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