Chargé d’Affaires Martin T. Kelly

Martin Kelly is the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the U.S. Mission to Sri Lanka and Maldives and a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor.  Mr. Kelly promotes policy engagement in support of the U.S. vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific and supports key priorities including economic recovery, global health, sustainable development and democratic governance.

Previously, Mr. Kelly served as Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai (2016-2019) and as Management Counselor at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem (2012-2016).  Prior to that, he worked domestically in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, supporting our Missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in Kabul, managing field support and aviation operations.  He also served in Mumbai, Milan, Moscow, and Sydney, and he has been the recipient of several Superior Honor and Meritorious Service awards.

Mr. Kelly earned a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University and an M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute, and speaks Russian and Italian.  He is married to Neena Kelly and they are the proud parents of Aidan Kelly, a middle-schooler.