Operations at US Embassy in Colombo back to normal

Operations at the US Embassy in Colombo are back to normal, the US Embassy in Colombo said.

The American Center in Colombo had earlier been closed as the US Government shut down for the second time this year.

However with the shutdown ending, operations at the Embassy are now back to normal.

US President Donald Trump signed a major budget deal into law hours after Congress voted to end a brief Government shutdown overnight.

The House of Representatives voted 240-186. The GOP-controlled chamber needed help from House Democrats to clear the bill, and 73 Democratic members gave it. Sixty-seven House Republicans voted against the plan. (Colombo Gazette)