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USAID-supported Plastic Recycling Center Opens in Kaduwela

The Kaduwela Municipal Council opened the first of four Plastic Recycling Centers at 567/3, Yashodara Mawatha, Dedigamuwa as a pilot to improve standards in plastic waste collection and apply environment,…

USAID and ADB Help Power Sri Lanka’s Women in Energy

Women working in Sri Lanka’s energy sector gained a powerful tool this week to promote their advancement in the industry with the launch of the Sri Lanka National Chapter of…

USAID Supports Power Up Trial of E-battery Swapping Stations in Colombo

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Sri Lanka Energy Program and Sling Mobility (Pvt.) Ltd. signed a grant agreement on April 18 to develop and operate two battery…

USAID Commences 5-Year Ocean Plastics Reduction Project in Sri Lanka and Maldives

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the official launch of a planned 5-year project in Sri Lanka and Maldives to reduce environmental plastics by decreasing the industrial…

High-Level U.S Delegation to visit Crisis-hit Sri Lanka next week

A high-level delegation representing the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State will visit Sri Lanka from June 26 – 29.  Members of the delegation include…

United States extends technical support to VEGA to Promote Green Energy and Electric Vehicles in Sri Lanka 

In continuing its support to promote sustainable energy and economic growth in Sri Lanka., United States yesterday agreed to provide technical assistance to VEGA Innovations to help them further develop Sri…

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…