U.S. Peace Corps and Ministry of Education sign agreement marking the return of Peace Corps to Sri Lanka

 Sri Lanka's Ministry of Education and the U.S. Peace Corps signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize support for English education by bringing U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers back to Sri Lanka.

Secretary to the Ministry of Education Sunil Hettiarachchi and Peace Corps/Sri Lanka Country Director Kris Besch signed the MoU in Colombo on August 9, 2018.

Chargé d'Affaires to Sri Lanka and Maldives Robert Hilton and Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam witnessed the signing at the Ministry of Education.

The first 25 American Peace Corps Volunteers will arrive in Sri Lanka in late 2019 and undergo three months of comprehensive cultural, language and technical training before they are given their assignments to serve for two years.

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