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Sri Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for influence
Sri Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for influence

The United States announced Monday (Aug 13) it would grant Sri Lanka US$39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian Ocean island. The State Department will provide the funds as "foreign military financing", pending congressional approval, the US embassy in Colombo said."We look forward to discussing with the government…

AFP - Aug 14 13:48 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, USA, WarCrimes ]

US assures continued support for SL to fulfill commitments under UN resolution
US assures continued support for SL to fulfill commitments under UN resolution

After the announcement by the United States that it is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council effective June 19, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Athul Keshap met with senior Sri Lankan officials to convey the assurance of the United States Government that it will remain fully engaged with the Sri Lankan Government to help it meet its continuing and…

Sunday Times - Jun 21 13:25 GMT - more ... [ Tags: USA, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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