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Virtual Bilateral Summit between Prime Minister of Sri Lanka H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of India H. E. Shri Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of India, H.E. Narendra Modi held a Virtual Summit today in which they discussed bilateral relations and regional & international issues of mutual concern

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Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena leads the Sri Lanka delegation to the informal meeting of SAARC Council of Ministers

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena led the Sri Lankan delegation to the informal meeting of the Council of Ministers of the eight-member South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on 24 September 2020. The annual event, which traditionally takes place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, was convened in virtual […]

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Statement by H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, at the General Debate of the 75th Session of the UNGA, 22 September 2020

At the outset, I congratulate Your Excellency Volkan Bozkir on being elected as the President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. We wish you success and assure you of our fullest cooperation. I take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to His Excellency Prof. Tijani Muhammad- Bande, for his effective stewardship […]

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Foreign Secretary outlines special services provided by Sri Lanka Missions overseas during COVID pandemic

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage was interviewed on Swarnavahini’s “Mahajana Sevaya Pinisai” on 21st September 2020. The Foreign Secretary outlined the special services provided by Sri Lanka Missions overseas and the repatriation process of the Government, in the midst of the COVID pandemic.

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Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage on Thanthi TV in Chennai

The Interview featuring Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage on Sri Lanka’s success story amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the country’s policies and cooperation within the region was telecast on 19 September 2020 on Thanthi TV in Chennai.

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Mission Activities

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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Exploring synergies for bilateral trade with the Philippines

In continuing with Sri Lanka’s engagement with Philippine business support organizations to promote export products, investments, and collaborations, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Shobini Gunasekera, paid a courtesy call on the President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Ambassador Benedicto V. Yujuico, on 1 October 2020.

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“Enhancing TVET collaborations with the Philippines”

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Philippines Shobini Gunasekera received a courtesy call from the Deputy Director General Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Mr. Aniceto Bertiz III on 28th September 2020 at the Chancery of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila.

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Exploring synergies for convergence in the IT-BPM industry of Sri Lanka and the Philippines

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, as an initiative to further strengthen bilateral trade relations with the Philippines, continues to explore opportunities for Sri Lanka despite the prevailing restrictions under the imposed quarantine.

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“Repatriation of Sri Lankans stranded in the Philippines”

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila together with the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka, the Presidential Secretariat and SriLankan Airlines, repatriated 223 Sri Lankans stranded in the Philippines due to COVID-19 pandemic by SriLankan Airlines flight last evening (11th June 2020).

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

“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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PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2020—“So Sri Lanka: The Next Travel Destination for Filipinos”: Published by Philippines Graphic, 23 February 2020

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila together with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) participated at the Philippines’ biggest tourism fair—the Philippine Travel Agencies Association, Inc. (PTAA) Travel Tour Expo 2020, from Feb. 7-9 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

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