US Embassy and American Center in Colombo back to normal

Operations at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka has returned to normal, the US Embassy in Colombo said today.

The Embassy said that the American Center in Colombo is also now open to the public.

Operations were back to normal after the US government partial shutdown ended after Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill.

The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants.

Thousands of federal employees had been placed on temporary, unpaid leave since Saturday as the bill failed to get approval. (Colombo Gazette)