The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C.
Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe meets US President Joe Biden at the White House Oval Office on the 13th of June 2022.
Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken - 16th June 2022
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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President Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka engaged with Faculty and students of the prestigious Harvard University, USA, on Friday March 24, 2023, at the Boylston Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute and the Center for International Development of Harvard, organized and hosted a fruitful virtual discussion that focused on contemporary developments in Sri Lanka, and should be congratulated for the conduct of a successful event. The President made a short statement and answered questions from the participants on a wide range of current topics. Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Mahinda Samarasinghe, also attended the event which was well attended. This will be the first of many engagements with leading U.S. academic institutions focusing on Sri Lanka and cooperation in diverse fields.

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The United States of America with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Ms. Julie J. Chung as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Sri Lanka based in Colombo. She has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka on 25 February 2022 at 4.00 p.m. at the President’s House, Colombo 01.

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The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. celebrated Christmas on Saturday, 17 December 2022 at the chancery premises whilst streamed live via zoom and Facebook.

Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe extended his seasonal greetings to the audience both attended virtually and in person and recalled the milestones that Sri Lanka Embassy achieved during the year 2022 whilst acknowledging the in-kind assistance provided by the International Non-Government Organizations in the US in coordination with the Embassy. During his speech, Ambassador Samarasinghe enunciated that Christmas is the time to forge bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood and Sri Lanka is a multi-religious, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic society and nothing exemplifies this multicultural diversity more than the season of goodwill, peace and harmony.

Msgnr. John Paul Pedrera, representing the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington D.C. stressed that the universality of the message of Christmas was unity among all peoples of the world following the invoking of blessings to the audience.

On behalf of the United States of America, I offer warm congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka on the 74th anniversary of your independence on February 4.

The United States and Sri Lanka have a long history of friendship and partnership.  As you commemorate your national day, we take a moment to celebrate our joint work on economic recovery, democratic governance, and bringing our people together.  Over the last year, the United States and Sri Lanka collaborated to respond to maritime environmental disasters and support affected communities, promote sustainable economic development, and increase opportunities for women and small businesses.  The United States provided life-saving vaccines, ventilators, and technical assistance to support Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 response.  We know that when our governments and societies work together, we can increase prosperity, security, and harmonious relations in our countries and across the globe.

We send our best wishes for a joyous National Day.

Antony J. Blinken,
Secretary of State