US seeks funding for Sri Lanka in 2020 budget

The United States has sought funding for Sri Lanka in the 2020 budget.The Trump administration has sought funds for Sri Lanka through the US Department of State’s FY 2020 budget request. The funds have been sought to support Sri Lanka’s economic development, demining and border control programs. The President’s FY 2020 budget request proposes $40 billion for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The FY 2020 budget request provides the necessary resources to protect United States citizens, increase American prosperity by utilizing foreign assistance to create the conditions that will expand opportunities for U.S. businesses, support our allies while asking other nations to do more, and advance a secure, prosperous world by assisting countries to become self-reliant economic and security partners.This budget request focuses resources on providing better results for the American people. It supports effective American diplomacy, prioritizes embassy security and the protection of diplomats and staff, and provides support for strategic partners and diplomatic progress. It also makes programs more effective while increasing burden sharing in order to lessen the burden on American taxpayers and maximize global outcomes. (Colombo Gazette) read more