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12981 Sri Lanka - Agreement Amending the Agreement of August 29, 1964, for Financing Certain Education Exchange Programs


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 12981

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and SRI LANKA


Amending the Agreement of August 29, 1964


Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Colombo June 23 and August 13, 1998

 

 

 

 



NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than
treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the
United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”

 

SRI LANKA

Education

Agreement amending the agreement
of August 29, 1964.
Effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Colombo June 23 and August 13, 1998;
Entered into force August 13, 1998.

No. 128
The Embassy of the United States of America presents its
compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and has the honor
to refer to the August 29, 1964 Agreement between the
Government of the United States of America and the Government
of Ceylon for Financing Certain Educational Exchange Programs
(hereinafter referred to as "the Agreement").
That agreement, superseding an Agreement of November 17,
1952 (as amended), provided for the establishment of a
foundation to be known as the "United States Educational
Foundation in Ceylon" (thereafter referred to as "the
Foundation") to facilitate the administration of an
educational program to be financed by funds made available to
the Foundation by the Government of the United States of
America. In accordance with the Agreement, the Foundation
has now been operating more than 44 years.
The six-member Board of Directors of the Foundation,
consisting of three U.S. citizens and three Sri Lankans as
described in Article 4 of the Agreement, have unanimously
proposed that the name of the Foundation be changed, through
amendment of the Agreement, to "The United States - Sri Lanka
Fulbright Commission".
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This proposed name change would more accurately reflect
the binational character of the organization and recognize
existing general practice of referring to the organization as
the "Fulbright Commission".
The Government of United States, acting through its
Embassy at Colombo, proposes that the text of the Agreement
be amended throughout (except in the historical reference of
Article 13) by replacing the term "Government of Ceylon" with
"Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri
Lanka"; by replacing the name "United States Educational
Foundation in Ceylon" with "United States - Sri Lanka
Fulbright Commission"; and by replacing the term "the
Foundation" with "the Commission". It is further proposed
that the Agreement's references to the nation of "Ceylon" not
otherwise modified by the above proposals be taken to refer
to the nation of "Sri Lanka".
Noting that Article 12 of the Agreement provides for the
Agreement's amendment by an exchange of notes, the Embassy
proposes that this note and the Ministry's note in reply
accepting these proposals constitute an amendment to the text
of the Agreement.
3
The Embassy of the United States of America avails itself of
this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
the assurances of its highest consideration.
Embassy of the United States of America,
Colombo, June 23, 1998.
PR/P/3/134
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America in Colombo and
has the honour to refer to the latter' s diplomatic note No. 128 of June 23rd, 1998
regarding the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and
the Government of Ceylon for Financing Certain Educational Exchange Programs of 29th
August 1964 (hereinafter referred to as "The Agreement")
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to confirm its acceptance of the proposals
contained in the aforesaid note and that the note of the US Embassy and this note in reply
shall constitute an amendment to the text of the agreement in terms of Article 12 thereof.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka avails
itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States of America the
assurances of its highest consideration.
Colombo
13th August, 1998
The Embassy of the U.S.A.
Colombo



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