President Promulgates State of Emergency for a Period of One Week

March 6, 2018 at 8:06 pm

This afternoon, acting in terms of section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance, President Maithripala Sirisena promulgated a state of emergency for a limited period of one week by bringing into force section...

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Peace Corps to Re-establish Program in Sri Lanka

February 28, 2018 at 2:53 pm

COLOMBO, February 26, 2018 – Sheila Crowley, Acting Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana signed a new bilateral agreement to re-establish a Peace Corps...

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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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