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USAID Partners with Keells Supermarket to promote competitiveness in Sri Lanka’s MSMEs

The U.S. and Keells are partnering to strengthen small businesses in Sri Lanka through an agreement to connect Keells suppliers with private business advisory service providers. “The small businesses that…

The United States and DFCC Bank provide MSMEs financing to women and youth

U.S. Ambassador Julie Chung witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DFCC Bank and the U.S. government’s Agency for International Development (USAID) Private Sector Development project to…

Most Sri Lankan Exporters Grappled with high costs and shortages in sourcing inputs for exports

Most of Sri Lanka’s exporters are grappled with high costs in sourcing export inputs with some exporters are struggling to source export inputs while facing shortages, according to a recent…

USAID Launches Fresh 5-year, $19m Initiative to Support Sri Lanka’s renewable energy Ambitions

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its new $19 million, 5-year Sri Lanka Energy Program recently. Once finalized, this grant will support the Government of Sri Lanka’s…

Sri Lanka’s SME Business sentiment remains pessimistic in June

Business sentiment among  Sri Lanka’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remained pessimistic with an overall score of 36.3 out of 100, ‘SME pulse’ survey conducted by Sri [email protected] SME pulse computes…

United States Airlifts Emergency Supplies to Help Sri Lanka Combat Covid-19 Surge

The United States continues to stand with the people of Sri Lanka in the battle against the COVID-19 surge.  Yesterday, U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Martin Kelly and Secretary to the…

Sri [email protected], with U.S. Support, Hosts Exponential Growth Webinar

Sri [email protected], with support from the United States, hosted a public webinar featuring Paul D. Roberts, an expert in methods for companies and entrepreneurs to leverage evolving technologies such as artificial…

Sri Lanka AG’s Department Receives a U.S-Funded Training Center and E-Case File Tracking System

With support from the United States, the Attorney General’s Department inaugurated a state-of-the-art training center and launched an electronic system to track cases and legal files will, which strengthen the…

Former US Ambassador to UN Samantha Power Secures Senate Vote to Become the New USAID Administrator

The Former United States (US) Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Samantha Power was confirmed by United States Senate as the nineteenth Administrator of the United States Agency for International…

United States Launches “Clean Cities, Blue Ocean Program” in Sri Lanka to Tackle Plastic Pollution

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz announced the first grants awarded through the U.S. government’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program yesterday, totaling $345,000. These grants to Sri Lankan…