U.S. announced more than $240M in new assistance to Sri Lanka in 2022 – Ambassador

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung has recalled the multitude of ways the US and Sri Lanka have come together in 2022 to make a difference.

Reflecting on 2022, the Ambassador said on Twitter that in 2022 alone, the United States has announced more than $240 million in new assistance to Sri Lanka.

The Ambassador noted that the relationship between the two countries, however, is much bigger than just about assistance. “It’s about partnership.”

“Together we’ve taken steps to rid the oceans of plastics, address the crisis of climate change, connect neighbors, build bilateral trade, and advance a free & open Indo Pacific region,” she added.

Ambassador Chung said 2022 has been an unforgettable year and expressed hope that 2023 will bring the economic recovery for the people.

“I am truly grateful for the people I’ve met, experiences I’ve shared, and the differences we’ve made together. And I am hopeful 2023 will bring economic recovery, lasting change, and new opportunities to the people of Sri Lanka.”

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