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President Sirisena to undertake State Visit to Australia

President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a state visit to Australia on 24-26 May 2017 at the invitation of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The visit takes place as both countries celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year. During the visit, President Sirisena will hold bilateral meetings with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrave and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 25 May 2017. The Governor-General will host a State Lunch for the President.

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Historic Indo – Sri Lanka cultural bridges rekindled as the first ever Vesak Pandal in New Delhi is inaugurated

Vesak celebrations in New Delhi would further augment the historic Indo – Sri Lanka socio-cultural linkages and the time tested goodwill between the two peoples as amply manifested during the visit of Prime Minister Modi to Sri Lanka for the UN Vesak Celebrations last week, the Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated, while the Indian Minister of State Kiren Rijiju welcomed a significant leap in New Delhi’s cultural calendar symbolizing one of India’s greatest gifts to the mankind – Buddhism.   ...

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UN Day of Vesak Conference & Celebrations

The UN Day of Vesak Conference will be held in Sri Lanka with 1600 participants from 85 countries from May 12th to 14th in Colombo and Kandy. Some 750 international participants are expected from 85 countries, according to the Conference Secretariat. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ceremonially open the conference in Colombo and Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bandari will be the Chief Guest of the closing ceremony to be held in Kandy. President Maithreepala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and senior Cabinet ministers ...

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva invites Australia to establish long term collaboration in area of natural resources and assist Sri Lanka with its first ever survey of mineral resources

The Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva, on a visit to Australia last week on an invitation extended by the Australian Government under their Special Visitor Program sought to utilise the expertise of Australia which is one of the world’s leading explorers of minerals and metals, to expand the investment opportunities in the mineral sector of Sri Lanka. The discussions on the mineral industry were among the several agenda items for the Deputy Minister’s visit which sought to develop collaborative

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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake receives the 'Best Finance Minister of the Year 2017 - Asia Pacific Region' Award from The Banker Magazine

The prestigious Banker Magazine presented Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake the 'Best Finance Minister of the Year 2017 - Asia Pacific Region Award' at the Financial Times Headquarters in London on 24 March 2017. The award was conferred on Sri Lanka for its efforts to take the country towards new economic reforms and changing public attitudes in support of such goals. Presenting the award, Chief Editor of The Banker, Brian Caplen stated that the Finance Minister was able to prevent financial crisis ...

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Philippines provide assistance to rebuild the infrastructures affected by cyclone “Roanu” in Sri Lanka

The Government of the Philippines donated One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD 100,000) to the Government of Sri Lanka to rebuild the infrastructures affected by cyclone “Roanu” which caused heavy damage in May 2016. The donation was handed over by Hon. Enrique Manalo, Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Philippines (Minister), on 05 April 2017 to Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja, at a special ceremony held at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines in Manila.

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Sri Lankans in the Philippines Celebrated the Independence Day with Firm Commitment to “National Unity “

Sri Lankans in the Philippines celebrated Sri Lanka's 69th Anniversary of Independence with events focused thematically on National Unity and showcasing Sri Lanka's vibrant multicultural, multi religious and multi linguistic character.  The events held at the Sri Lanka Residence in Manila were joined by a large number of Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lanka from around the Philippines.  

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“Making National Integration a Reality in Sri Lanka”, Commencement of the National Integration and Reconciliation Week in Manila, The Philippines from 8th to 14th January 2017

Staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila while respecting the richness of Sri Lanka’s diversity of different ethnics, religions, regions and languages, pledged for the National Integration and Reconciliation a reality in Sri Lanka at a ceremony organized at the Chancery, today (9th January 2017).

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“Dawn of an Era of Sustainability”, Commemoration of the 2nd Anniversary of Office of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, 8th January 2017

Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila organized a simple ceremony this morning (8th January) to mark the 2nd Anniversary of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena’s Presidency. Members of the clergy invoked blessings in accordance with religious faith to the President, People and the Sri Lankans living in the Philippines.

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New Year begins with much hope in Manila

A simple ceremonial commencement of work was held at the Chancery on Tuesday,  3rd January being the first working day of the year 2017  with the participation of all Home-based and Local Staff.

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Sri Lanka in Philippine Media

PH donates $100K to Sri Lanka typhoon victims

The Philippines on Friday turned over $100,000 to Sri Lanka as humanitarian assistance to those affected by Typhoon Roanu in May 2016 that left 201 dead and caused $1.7 in damages. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) acting Secretary Enrique Manalo personally handed the check to Sri Lankan embassy officials.

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THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT EXTENDS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO SRI LANKA

07 April 2017 – The Government of the Republic of the Philippines turns over USD100,000 to Sri Lanka as humanitarian assistance to those affected by typhoon “Roanu” in May 2016. The said amount will be used by Sri Lanka to finance a community drinking water program in Aranayaka.

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‘The Monk and the Peasant’ launched in Manila

In an effort to present the concept of traditional villages – one that is fast disappearing– Prof. J.B. Disanayaka and Manila-based Sri Lankan photographer Tilak Hettige give a nostalgic glimpse of that time when culture, religion and tradition was the focus of everyday life in their book entitled “The Monk and the Peasant.” In recognition of the work, the Embassy of Sri Lanka held a launch for the coffee table book at the Sri Lankan Ambassador’s residence last November.

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