Getting Started in the U.S.

Commercial News USA (CNUSA) and Embassy Commercial Library

Commercial News USA (CNUSA) is an official publication of the Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. CNUSA is an international marketing magazine that distributes specific product information and promotes U.S. products and services globally. Each issue contains 150-350 U.S. product or service descriptions.

CNUSA is available online at

The Commercial Library of the American Embassy is located at the American Information Resource Center.  Sri Lankan and Maldivian businesses seeking to find sources for American goods/services, or to contact American firms for possible agencies/distributorships, are welcome to use the library facilities.

Location: American Information Resource Center, 44 Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.

Library Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except on Holidays.

Conctact No.: +94 (11) 249-8100

Please bring either a national identity card or a passport to enter the American Information Resource Center premises. Parking is not allowed at the premises.

Commercial reference materials available:

  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
  • Thomas Food Directory
  • Brand Name Directory
  • American business phone and fax directories


Please contact the Commercial Section of the Embassy

Economic Chief: Partha Mazumdar

Phone: +94 (11) 249-8500
Fax: +94 (11) 243-7345