The United States Senate has approved the appointment of Alaina B. Teplitz as new US ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Teplitz joined the US Foreign Service in 1991. She has held a number of positions in the US Foreign Service in Australia, Albania and Mongolia. She was a Program Analyst at the Center for Administrative Innovation from 2001-02, and has also been attached to the US embassy in Dhaka from 2002-04. She is currently the US ambassador in Kathmandu, Nepal.