Sri Lankan PM Seeks US Assistance For Apparel Sector


US ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz recently called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss a gamut of issues, including the fight against COVID-19, post-pandemic economic challenges and ongoing collaborations. Rajapaksa requested US assistance for the country’s apparel sector as some companies are now manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE).

The ambassador agreed to follow up on this request and informed the prime minister that the US embassy is already working with companies in different sectors to connect them with US buyers. She said the United States would like to see Sri Lanka’s multinational companies as well as small and medium enterprises successfully overcome the crisis, according to Sri Lankan media reports.

The delegations also discussed pending projects that the two countries will follow up on as soon as the COVID-19 situation is under control.