More News From The Embassy
U.S. Government funding benefits 200,000 IDPs in the North
August 19, 2009: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is providing $2 million for short-term assistance to benefit 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). This brings USAID’s contribution of non-food aid assistance this year to a total of $8 million.
$6 Million to Support Demining in Northern Sri Lanka
August 19, 2009: The U.S. Government is contributing an additional $6 million for demining activities in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to help people displaced by the conflict return to their homes as quickly as possible.
U.S. Consular Officer Urges Foreign Employment Agents
August 10, 2009: In a speech given at the Sri Lankan Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), U.S. Vice Consul Joel Wiegert urged foreign employment agents to do everything possible to prevent their clients from becoming victims of human trafficking.
Donation of $15 million (Rs. 1.724 billion) of food aid
August 10, 2009: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a new donation of $15 million (Rs. 1.724 billion) of food aid to support the early return of people displaced by the conflict in the North.
Additional funds to WFP’s Sri Lanka operations
14 July, 2009: A donation from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), consisting of US$14 million (Rs.1, 600 million) worth of food supplies, has been warmly hailed by the United Nations World Food Programme.
Remarks by President Obama at Russian Civil Society Summit
7July, 2009: It is a great pleasure to be with all of you. Through the work that you do, you underscore what I believe is a fundamental truth in the 21st century: that strong, vibrant nations include strong, vibrant civil societies.
More News from Washington
U.S., International Tsunami Efforts Continue in Indian Ocean
27 February 2009 - Washington — Four years after the deadliest tsunami in recorded history took the lives of 227,898 people and displaced 1.7 million, the coastal nations of the Indian Ocean, with help from the United States and other countries, have created a small margin of safety for themselves against a future onslaught by the sea.