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Remarks, Press Releases, and Fact Sheets Pertaining to Sri Lanka



-08/15/14  The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Design Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/08/14  Concerns Regarding Sri Lankan NGO Freedom of Expression;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-06/04/14  Professional Fellows Program Empowering Young Leaders Globally; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/16/14  United States Funds New Capacity-Building Training Program in Tajikistan To Promote International Conventional Weapons Destruction Efforts; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/18/14  U.S. Department of State Sports Envoys Edna Campbell and Tamika Williams Travel to Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/14  Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/28/14  Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 25th Session; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/27/14  UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/21/14  Continued Intimidation of Sri Lankan Civil Society;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
-02/01/14  Press Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Colombo, Sri Lanka
-01/28/14  Assistant Secretary of State Biswal Travel to Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Switzerland; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/03/14  Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Stephen J. Rapp travel to Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/29/13  Regarding Significant Reductions of Iranian Crude Oil Purchases;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-09/23/13  Sri Lanka Elections; Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/09/13  Violent Incidents in Weliweriya, Sri Lanka;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Sinhala and Tamil New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-03/22/13  Interview With BBC Sinhala Service;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; San Francisco, CA
-03/21/13  UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-12/07/12  Ongoing Concerns on Rule of Law in Sri Lanka; Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/07/12  Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake Jr. Travels to Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/18/12  Remarks With Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-04/12/12  Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Greeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-03/23/12  United Nations Human Rights Council 19th Regular Session; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/22/12  UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation; Washington, DC
-09/19/11  Readout of Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake's Travel to Sri Lanka and India (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/14/11  Press Conference at the American Center in Colombo;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Colombo, Sri Lanka
-09/08/11  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr. Travels to Sri Lanka and India; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/25/11  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr. Travels to Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/10/11  Sri Lankan Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/22/11  Read out on Secretary of State Clinton's Trip to India;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/28/11  Sri Lanka: Accountability for Alleged Violations of International Human Rights Law (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/22/11  South and Central Asia Fulbright Pre-Departure Orientation; Washington, DC
-06/03/11  Sri Lanka Defense Symposium; Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-05/04/11  U.S. - Sri Lanka Relations;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Colombo, Sri Lanka
-04/29/11  Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake, Jr. Travels to Maldives and Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/29/11  Interview With PTI;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/05/11  Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/14/11  Sri Lanka Looks Ahead: Will Prosperity Bring Peace?;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Asia Society Event; New York, NY
-02/28/11  Interview with AFP;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; via DVC with Washington, DC; Colombo, Sri Lanka
-02/18/11  Remarks At the National Council of International Visitors Meeting; J.W. Marriott Hotel; Washington, DC
-02/02/11  Sri Lanka's Independence Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-01/19/11  The Obama Administration's Priorities in South and Central Asia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Houston, TX
-01/18/11  Biennial Fulbright South and Central Asia Regional Conference to be Hosted in Sri Lanka, January 26-28; Washington, DC
-12/15/10  Telephone Conference Call With Journalists in South Asia ;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-09/30/10  South Asia's Unheralded Stories;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; San Diego, CA
-09/11/10  The September 8 Passage of Sri Lanka's 18th Amendment;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-08/02/10  U.S. Department of State Honors Rezani Aziz of Sri Lanka as State Alumni Member of the Month for August 2010; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-07/21/10  Transcript of Press Conference;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; The American Center; Colombo, Sri Lanka
-07/19/10  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr. Travels to Sri Lanka and the Maldives ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-07/08/10   Daily Press Briefing - July 8 (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)
-06/23/10  Statement on the Sri Lanka Panel of Experts;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; New York, NY
-05/28/10  Remarks With Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs G.L. Peiris After their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
-05/04/10  Sea Turtle Conservation and Shrimp Imports; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/26/10  Press Conference in Kathmandu;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Kathmandu, Nepal
-04/12/10  The Current Situation in the Kyrgyz Republic;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/08/10  Current Situation in Kyrgyzstan and Parlimentary Elections in Sri Lanka;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Telephone Interview; Washington, DC
-03/26/10  Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Michael Owen to Represent United States at "Maldives Donor Conference 2010"; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-03/10/10  Interview With Asahi Shimbun;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-02/22/10  Interview With BBC World News ;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/09/09  Progress in Sri Lanka;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Galle Face Hotel; Colombo , Sri Lanka
-12/04/09  Sri Lanka: A/S Blake's Upcoming Trip (Taken Question); Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-10/09/09  Assistant Secretary Blake Discusses the Humanitarian Situation and Prospects for Political Reconciliation in Sri Lanka with Sri Lankan-American Community Representatives; Washington, DC
-10/09/09  Interview With the Washington Diplomat;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-09/09/09  The Obama Administration's Policy on South Asia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Washington, DC
-08/21/09  Interview with Reuters;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-08/18/09  Interview With CNNI, Connect the World;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-08/13/09  Interview With BBC World Service South Asia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-08/12/09  Assistant Secretary Blake and Chargé d'Affaires Moore Discuss the Humanitarian Situation and Prospects for Political Reconciliation in Sri Lanka with Tamil Diaspora Groups; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-08/10/09  Interview With the Associated Press;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-08/07/09  Interview With India Abroad;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/29/09  Interview With Reuters ;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/29/09  New Strategic Partnerships;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Press Trust of India ; Washington, DC
-05/19/09  Sri Lanka: Cessation of Fighting;  Department Spokesman Ian Kelly, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-05/15/09  Sri Lanka: Co-Chairs Call (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-05/13/09  Humanitarian Concerns in Sri Lanka (Taken Question); Washington, DC
-05/12/09  United States and United Kingdom Joint Statement On the Humanitarian Situation in Sri Lanka ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-05/11/09  United Nations Security Council Meeting on Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/25/09  U.S. Statement Regarding Tokyo Co-Chairs Call on Sri Lanka; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood; Washington, DC
-04/16/09  Call for an End to Hostilities in Sri Lanka; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/13/09  Assistant Secretary Boucher Speaks with the Tokyo Co-Chairs: Second Conference Call; Acting Department Spokesman Robert Wood, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/09/09  Assistant Secretary Boucher Speaks with the Tokyo Co-Chairs; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/08/09  Assistant Secretary Boucher and Ambassador Blake Discuss Humanitarian Situation in Sri Lanka with Tamil Diaspora Groups; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-03/13/09  Humanitarian Situation in Sri Lanka; Acting Deputy Department Spokesman Gordon Duguid, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-03/06/09  Humanitarian Situation in Sri Lanka;  Assistant Secretary Richard A. Boucher, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-02/03/09  United States and United Kingdom Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Situation in Sri Lanka; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-01/30/09  The Roles of the U.S. and India in South Central Asia;  Assistant Secretary Richard A. Boucher, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; With India Abroad; Washington, DC
-01/23/09  Continuing Attacks on Media in Sri Lanka

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