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Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena meets EU Ambassadors to discuss recent developments

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday (18/11) received the Ambassadors of Italy, Germany, Netherlands, France, Romania and the EU Delegation based in Colombo, at the Foreign Ministry, to discuss recent developments, including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Address to the Nation by H.E. the President of Sri Lanka

A year ago, more than 6.9 million voters in this country elected me as your new President. It is no secret that the majority who voted for me then were Sinhalese. They rallied because they had legitimate fears that the Sinhala race, our religion, national resources and the heritage would be threatened with destruction in the […]

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Foreign Ministry cautions Sri Lankan travellers

The Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka urges all prospective Sri Lankan travellers both inbound and outbound to be cautious of individuals who demand payment / fee or any form of financial charges to facilitate entry permission to Sri Lanka or any third country.

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Deepavali Day Message of H.E. the President of Sri Lanka

Hindu Devotees across the globe light up lamps and engage in religious observances with the expectation of dispelling darkness of ignorance and illuminating wisdom.

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State Minister of Regional Co-operation and Foreign Secretary discuss the US Presidential Election and its impact

State Minister Regional Co-operation Tharaka Balasuriya and Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage were featured on Ada Derana 24 yesterday (04), with Mahieash Johnney for a special coverage on “US Election live, on the Road to the White House” where the impact of the US Presidential Election on Sri Lanka and the region was widely […]

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Mission Activities

“Facets of Sri Lanka”- Sustainability and Empowerment in the Context of Wildlife Tourism and the Precious Stones/Jewelry Industry of Sri Lanka

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Mrs. Shobini Gunasekera, was invited once again as a guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Consular Corps of the Philippines, held virtually on 26 November 2020.

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“Sri Lanka – The Island of Ingenuity”: Exploring Business and Investment Opportunities with the Philippines’ Pioneer Business Process Management (BPM) Organization

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, as an initiative to explore opportunities for the Sri Lankan IT-BPM industry, continues to engage with reputed industry players in the Philippines.

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“History Builds the Future” – Exploring trade opportunities for Sri LAnka with the Philippines’ Oldest Business Institution

In establishing inroads towards more collaborative ventures with the Philippine business sector, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila continues to engage with the country’s reputed business support organizations.

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An Afternoon of High Fashion, Tourism, and Noble Advocacies with the Inner Wheel Club of Manila

At the invitation of the Inner Wheel Club of Manila, Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera spoke at their United Nations Day celebration held virtually on 27 October 2020

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Continuation of Initiatives in the Realm of Economic Diplomacy…..

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera discussed business and investments opportunities in Sri Lanka with Engr. Enunina Mangio over dinner on 14 October 2020 at the Makati Shangri La.

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

Sri Lanka, CCPI seek common business interests: Published by Business Mirror, 18 November 2020

AMBASSADOR of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Shobini Gunasekera paid a courtesy call on the president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) Jose Luis U. Yulo Jr. on November 10 in Intramuros, Manila.

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“Save a prayer at Sigiriya rock, Sri Lanka”, an epic description of the grandeur and historical significance of the ancient rock fortress, published by Business Mirror and written by Mr. Marky Ramone Go, 21st June 2020

The article is published by Business Mirror and written by Mr. Marky Ramone Go, a Filipino writer and travel blogger descrIbing his  travel experience to one of the  unique architectural monuments of the island nation.

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Sri Lanka Celebrates its rich culture: Published by Mr. Glenn Gale of Stargate People Asia, May 2020

Sri Lanka boasts a rich culture that was nurtured over many centuries. And it was exactly this aspect of the beautiful island nation that Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera showcased during the country’s well-attended 72nd National Day celebration held at the Makati Shangri-La Manila.

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A president like no other: Published by Mr. Glenn Gale of The Manila Times, 10 March 2020

ON the global airways Sri Lanka likes to boast (and with every reason given its ancient history and natural beauty) that it is “a land like no other.” Now it can also proclaim that in recently installed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the country has “a President like no other.”

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Sri Lanka’s 72nd Independence Day celebrated in Manila: Published by The Manila Times, 2nd March 2020

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. vowed to pursue deeper ties between the Philippines and Sri Lanka during the celebration of the South Asian country’s 72nd anniversary of independence in Makati City.

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