Written by Bella Dalima
05 Jul, 2014 | 6:50 pm
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison says that the United States has provided assistance worth over two billion dollars through USAID since 1948.
She made this statement at a special event held in Colombo on Friday.
The event, organised by the US embassy in Sri Lanka, was held to mark the 238th Independence Day celebrations of the United States.
A distinguished gathering was in attendance.
US Ambassador Michele J. Sison said;
[quote]The US and Sri Lanka have long enjoyed a strong partnership that has benefited both nations. And we, as Americans, value this relationship deeply. As President Obama has said, human progress has always been propelled at some level, by what happens in civil society which is citizens coming together to insist that a better life is possible. Since Sri Lanka’s independence, the United States has worked through USAID to provide over two billion dollars to assist and support the Sri Lankan people. Today, USAID livelihoods, projects and partnerships with the private sector has secured economic opportunities and created thousands of jobs.[/quote]
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