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Message of Hon. Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on the 24th Anniversary of BIMSTEC

On the special occasion of the 24th Anniversary of Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), I wish to extend my greetings for all Member States and the organization.

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Article of Sri Lanka Tea Board on the Occasion of Celebration of International Tea Day – 21st May 2021

International Tea Day is a United Nations observance celebrated annually on May 21 to express the economical, biological and physical benefits of tea. It was inaugurated by the General Assembly and essentially replaced the unofficial observance of the same name, which used to be celebrated on December 15 in tea producing countries.

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Suspension of all inbound passenger arrival to Sri Lanka

All inbound passengers arriving in Sri Lanka will be suspended effective 11:59 PM 21st May 2021 to 11:59 PM 31st May 2021, with a view to control the spread of Covid 19 in the Island

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The message of H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka on the occasion of Ramazan

Sri Lankan Muslims join Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of Ramadan fasting with the hope that Allah would accede to their wishes. On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I offer my best wishes with the expectation that all those virtuous wishes may come true.

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May Day message of H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka

As promised to the people, our government has safeguarded national security and sovereignty. Similarly, we have ensured that no harm would befall to our national legacy and heritage. Steps are being taken implement policies for the growth of local industries and agriculture-based economy. 

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“Vesak Festival celebrated in Manila”

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila together with the Universal Wisdom Foundation Inc. celebrated the Vesak Day at the Wisdom Park, a Buddhist resource center in Manila, on 26th May 2021, while adhering to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols imposed by of the Philippine government.

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“Ceylon Tea: An industry Gold Standard”- An Exclusive International Tea Day Promotion with Art Plus Magazine

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, in collaboration with Art Plus Magazine and the Sri Lanka Tea Board, presents an exclusive feature on Ceylon Tea, the finest tea in the world that made its mark as the gold standard in the industry.

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Mutually-Beneficial Initiatives towards Industry Recovery: Prospective Meeting between the Embassy and the Department of Tourism-Philippines

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera virtually met with Hon. Benito C. Bengzon, Jr., Undersecretary for Tourism Development of the Department of Tourism -Philippines (DOT), to formally discuss the way forward in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation

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“Embracing a New Dawn with Fresh Hopes and Renewed Determination” – Sinhala and Hindu New Year Celebrated at the Embassy

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila celebrated the Sinhala and Hindu New Year at the Chancery with the Sri Lankan community in Metro Manila while observing the prevailing health protocols and restrictions on public gatherings as the capital region of the Philippines is still under community quarantine.

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Strengthening Ties in Development Cooperation between the Asian Development Bank and Sri Lanka

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera virtually met with Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama, Director General-South Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and his team on 7 April 2021. The interactive discussion centered on the development initiatives and assistances of the ADB in Sri Lanka particularly in sectors of transportation, energy generation, urban development, etc. with emerging focus […]

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

Sri Lanka, DOT tackle initiatives on tourism sector recovery: Published by BusinessMirror, 20th May 2021

AMBASSADOR Shobini Gunasekera formally discussed with Tourism Development Undersecretary Benito C. Bengzon Jr. the implementation of the memorandum of understanding on tourism cooperation between Sri Lanka and the Philippines signed

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Telephone Call Between SFA Locsin, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister on the occasion of the PH-Sri Lanla 60th Diplomatic Relations Anniversary: Published by Department of Foreign Affairs, 29 January 2021

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Sri Lanka this year, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., and Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena of Sri Lanka exchanged felicitations and best wishes in a phone conversation on 22 January 2021.

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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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