US Senate confirms Alaina B. Teplitz as next US Ambassador to SL

Staff Writer

Colombo (News1st): The nomination of Alaina B. Teplitz as the next US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, has been confirmed by the US Senate.

Teplitz, who was the previous US Ambassador in Nepal, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, she joined the US State Department in 1991. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Teplitz also served as a Minister Counselor for Management at the US Embassy in Kabul from 2011-2012 and the Deputy Executive Director of the Near East and South and Central Asia Bureau’s joint executive office from 2009-2011, where she handled the South and Central Asia portfolio, including Afghanistan and Pakistan.