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Donation to Itukama Covid-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund from Philippines

A leading businessman and friend of Sri Lanka in the Philippines William Chen made a cash donation of US Dollars 20,000 (approx Sri Lanka Rs.4 million) to the Itukama Covid-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund. The donation was facilitated by the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Philippines Shobini Gunasekera.

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Deepavali Message of H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka

The festival of Deepavali symbolises the awakening of enlightenment that brings tranquility to the mind by dispelling the darkness of ignorance

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Quarantine measures for travellers arriving from overseas during the pandemic of COVID – 19

A revised version to the guidelines no. DGHS/COVID/19/347/2021 dated 17-10-2021 issued by the Director General of Health Services

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Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution No. 144-A and No. 144-B

As it is hereby resolved, to further strengthen border controls, the IATF streamlines and codifies testing and quarantine protocols for international arriving passengers in all ports of entry in the Philippines

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Re-opening of On-Arrival ETA Counter at the Bandaranayake International Airport and Mattala International Airport

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has been commenced issuing ETA at arrival by reopening the On-Arrival ETA counter at the Airport for limited number of bona-fide tourists with effect from 07.10.2021 with a view of encouraging the arrival of fully vaccinated tourists.

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Solidarity and charity towards cumulative recovery: Donation of Filipino well-wishers to Sri Lanka’s COVID – 19 response

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Philippines wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to Mr. William Chen, Chief Financial Officer of Real Steel Corporation, for his significant donation to Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 Fund (Itukama Fund).

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Pursuing prospects for FDIs in the food processing and fisheries industry of Sri Lanka: Exploratory meeting with Century Pacific Food Inc.

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, as one of its initiatives to attract quality foreign direct investments from top Philippine business conglomerates, virtually met with Century Pacific Food Inc. (CNPF) to promote investment opportunities in the food processing and fisheries industry of Sri Lanka.

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Fostering friendship and people-to-people ties through religious diplomacy: Sri Lanka promoted at the Feast Day of the National Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus in Manila

At the invitation of Rev. Fr. Lino Nicasio SVD, Parish Priest and the Rector of the National Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila participated with a country promotion at the celebration of the feast day of the shrine’s patron saint on 28 October 2021.

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Exploring synergies in strengthening economic cooperation: Sri Lanka showcased at the 30th Mindanao Business Conference

Upon the invitation of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the country’s biggest business support organization, Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera delivered a presentation as a guest speaker on the first day of the 30th Mindanao Business Conference held virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live on September 23-24, 2021.

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Enhancing Bilateral Cooperation between Sri Lanka and the Philippines through Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building – Gender Mainstreaming

The Department of the Foreign Affairs – Technical Cooperation Council of the Philippines (DFA-TCCP) initiated a technical and capacity building program for Sri Lankans on Gender Mainstreaming on 16th September 2021 involving the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

Travel restrictions on 10 countries to be lifted on September 6 – Roque: GMA News, 4th September 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to lift the travel restrictions on 10 countries effective September 6, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Saturday.

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Duterte looks forward to post-Covid Sri Lanka visit: Published by Philippine News Agency

President Rodrigo Duterte is looking forward to visiting Sri Lanka when the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic situation normalizes. This was Duterte’s response to the invitation of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit his country in a phone call on Monday (June 28), according to a press statement from the Office of the President.

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Rody promises Sri Lanka visit once COVID – 19 pandemic ends: Published by Manila Standard, 30 June 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Sri Lanka once the global pandemic situation has improved, the Palace said Wednesday. The Palace said that Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invited Duterte during a phone conversation on June 28 while discussing ways to boost bilateral cooperation on trade, defense, and tourism.

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Duterte, Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa vow to strengthen cooperation: Published by The Philippine Star, 30 June 2021

The Philippines and Sri Lanka vowed to strengthen their cooperation as they commemorate 60 years of diplomatic ties this year. The commitment was made during a phone conversation between President Rodrigo Duterte and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last June 28, according to a Malacañang statement issued Wednesday.

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Duterte eyes Sri Lanka visit when COVID-19 situation improves: Published by Manila Bulletin, 30 June 2021

President Duterte has accepted the invitation to visit Sri Lanka once the global coronavirus situation has improved. The invitation to embark on the foreign trip was relayed by Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during a phone conversation with the Philippine leader Monday, June 28 while discussing ways to boost bilateral cooperation on trade, defense, and […]

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