High-Level US delegation arrives in Sri Lanka

A high-level delegation representing the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State arrived in Sri Lanka today.

The delegation will be in Sri Lanka from June 26 – 29.

Members of the delegation include Robert Kaproth, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Asia, and Ambassador Kelly Keiderling, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia.

The visitors will meet with a wide range of political representatives, economists, and international organizations. In all their meetings, they will explore the most effective ways for the U.S. to support Sri Lankans in need, Sri Lankans working to resolve the current economic crisis, and Sri Lankans planning for a sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.

“This visit underscores our ongoing commitment to the security and prosperity of the Sri Lankan people,” said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung. “As Sri Lankans endure some of the greatest economic challenges in their history, our efforts to support economic growth and strengthen democratic institutions have never been more critical.”

Over the past two weeks, the U.S. has announced $120 million in new financing for Sri Lankan small and medium-sized businesses, a $27 million contribution to Sri Lanka’s dairy industry and $5.75 million in humanitarian assistance to help those hit hardest by the economic crisis.

The United States also committed $6 million in new grants to provide livelihood assistance to vulnerable populations, and technical assistance on financial reform that will help stabilize the economy. In the coming months, the U.S. will continue to support Sri Lankans as they revive their economy, combat food insecurity, and promote public health and education.

The United States also strongly supports Sri Lanka’s decision to seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund, which can provide the most durable resolution to the present crisis. (Colombo Gazette)

8 COMMENTS

  1. Good one Gabriella :—)))

    Great preachers of democracy and rule of law, but live in lies to keep the people in dark to rule over them, including creating fake profiles.

  2. The Russians and Chinese know that the Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders don’t live in their own country. They also know the Britain’s and its colonies’ world wide robberies and genocides. However, South Asians still continue to buy your b/s. South Asian can’t even recall their own history. They can’t remember what the western powers did for centuries in South Asia. The Indian leaders described their relationship with their western masters as ‘natural partners’.

    We all know who have pushed the LTTE through Tamil diaspora against Indo-Lanka agreement in 1987, and Norway led peace talks in 2003 to have a foothold in the Indian Ocean to control China in the name of Eelam. South Asians do not understand your divide and conquer strategy. But intellectuals know you well. Everything about you is ‘divisions’. This is how you rule the world’s majority. The Russians and Chinese know you very well. Your world dominant days are numbered.

    You have encouraged the LTTE through Tamil diaspora to carry on their brutal civil war, including child suicides. Now you are pushing Tamils to talk about accused war crimes in Sri Lanka. At the same time you praise Basil Rajapaksa on the Whitehouse library website. Basil Rajapaksa has no qualifications or skills to migrate to any country under skilled migration program. But you made him to become an American citizen to achieve your ulterior motives.

    The people are getting to know you very well. You will be be struggling to fool the world forever. You thought you can carry on by buying poor, unskilled and uneducated South Asians. You are bloody wrong. You have become so arrogant and stupid. This is why you keep me in an open air prison (Isolation based on disinformation) and Julian Assange in a maximum security prison in the UK. Clearly, you are turning against intellectuals, impossible for you to keep the world dominant power.

    Do you really think that you can rule the world by exalting unqualified and unskilled Basil Rajapaksa, at the same time keeping me and Julian Assange in prison? You are shooting yourselves in the foot, but you can’t see or feel it because of your ignorance. Please let me elaborate your ignorance in one sentence. ‘You had fallen already on the day you decided to turn against people like me.’ I rest my case.

    • This fellow needs to migrate to China or Russia and get married to a beautiful Chinese/Russian woman or a man depending on his preference then he will be happy.

  3. please ensure the international aid bypasses the corrupt criminal politicians and their area thugs (who are sure to steal most of it) and gets directly to the people. Call in the UN if needed and work with the people on the ground.

    The citizenry are all ready to work together to throw out these criminals and thugs in politics in all parties…

    • You are asking the leaders who don’t do the right things to Native Americans. Why you think that the Whitehouse library talks about Basil Rajapaksa (Mr 10%) highly?

      • You are welcome to go ask that from the American when ever you want. We want our country Sri Lanka cleaned up. Aid has to go to the citizenry not corrupt politicians and thugs to steal and sell in the black markets. You don’t live here so you have no idea of the ground reality…

  4. Please,Please,Please, ensure there are enough safeguards to guarantee that the aid will not be misappropriated by the politicians.

    Former ambassador Teplitz needs to be involved in the process.

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