US breaks ground on the new US Embassy in Colombo

6 December 2016 09:03 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In an important symbol of enduring friendship with Sri Lanka, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Principal Deputy Director William Moser, alongside local officials, broke ground yesterday on the new U.S. Embassy in Colombo, US Department of State said.

Spokesperson of the US Department of State in Washington, DC, said in a statement that the multi-building complex will be located on the current Embassy site, which has expanded to include an adjacent property. The new 5.7-acre complex will include a Chancery, Marine Security Guard Residence, support buildings, and facilities for the Embassy community. It will provide Embassy employees with a safe, secure, sustainable, and modern workplace.

ZGF Architects, LLP of Portland, Oregon is the design architect and Integrus Architecture of Spokane, Washington is the architect of record. Caddell Construction Co. of Montgomery, Alabama will construct the facility.
Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, OBO has completed 133 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 52 projects in design or under construction.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

  Comments - 4

  • lara Tuesday, 06 December 2016 02:12 PM

    First ever USA base

    Kumar Tuesday, 06 December 2016 10:19 AM

    Now Trump has been elected. Can The US embassy give us weapons or have them purge all the socialist that scream for "reconciliation". We need the SL to be economic juggernaut

    cheers Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:12 AM

    USA will now monitor all sri lanka activities through satellite and will try to make a mess of the peaceful atmosphere after crushing the two leg tigers which had agreat support from Obama and Clinton and thees tow are now history

    vimal carlos Tuesday, 06 December 2016 02:07 PM

    Its good for our national safety that US invest more money in the embassy. That will ensure no new civilwar will start . And that US has a big establishment in Sri lanka and Diego Garcia will make us safer in this world.

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