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The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa meets with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo – 27 October 2020
Founder of US New Fortress Energy Wes Edens meets Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss investment opportunities in Sri Lanka – 12 January 2021
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena meets with bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation at the Ministry of Foreign Relations - 17 February 2020
H.E. Mahinda Samarasinghe Assumed Duties as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States - 02 December 2021
The Embassy hosts New Year celebrations live and virtually enabling children to appreciate the rich traditions & cultural practices – 14 April 2021
Striving to ensure a better consular service by simplifying processes - 17 August 2021
Former US Coast Guard cutter “Sherman” gifted to Sri Lanka arrives at the Port of Colombo - 12 May 2019
The Sri Lanka stand at the ' Winternational ' Embassy Showcase at the Ronald Reagan Building - 5 December 2019

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The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal & Sri Lanka, Ambassador Kelly Keiderling held wide ranging discussions covering bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest with the Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage on 15 November 2021 at the Foreign Ministry. Ambassador Keiderling was on an official visit to Sri Lanka from 13 to 15 November 2021.  The Foreign Secretary extended a warm welcome to the visiting senior official from the US Department of State to Sri Lanka.

The Foreign Secretary thanked the Government and people of the United States for the continued support and assistance extended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to mitigate the environmental and socio-economic impact of the MV X-Press Pearl disaster. He expressed the sincere appreciation of the Government of Sri Lanka to the US Government for the recent gift of the third Cutter ‘DOUGLAS MUNRO’ to the Sri Lanka Navy, which would augment Sri Lanka’s drug smuggling interdiction capacity and prevention of other illicit activities in the high seas.  He also explained to the visiting US official, the progress being made in the areas of reconciliation, accountability, rehabilitation and human rights in Sri Lanka.

The Foreign Secretary and the US DASS reviewed ongoing bilateral initiatives between the two countries, including convening of the US-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue. They also exchanged views on important contemporary issues, such as strengthening democracy, the need for international cooperation to combat climate change & global pandemics and organic farming.

Foreign Ministry

Colombo

16 November 2021

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