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Scheme to grant permits to import electric vehicles by the Sri Lankans working abroad

The Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment has issued Circular No.02/2022 dated 31 August 2022 which grants permission to import electric vehicle for the Sri Lankan migrant workers based on the amount of foreign exchange remitted through the formal channels.  

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Promotion of the LankaRemit Mobile Application

LankaRemit App, a new mobile application launched by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) together with the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), will assist Sri Lankan expatriates with access to a fast, secure and more convenient remittance channel to send money to Sri Lanka. CBSL in collaboration with LankaClear (Private) Limited (LCPL) […]

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Foreign Minister Ali Sabry assumes duties

​​Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry assumed duties at the Ministry today (25 July, 2022) at a simple ceremony. Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane and the senior officials were present.

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Election of 8th Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

The Parliament of Sri Lanka, on 20th July 2022, elected Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe as the 8th Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka under the provisions of the Presidential Elections (Special Provisions) Act, No. 2 of 1981, following the resignation of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 14 July 2022.

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New Secretaries appointed to Cabinet Ministries

Letters of appointment to the new Secretaries appointed to the Cabinet Ministries were handed over by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this evening (24).

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Mission Activities

Sri Lankan Ambassador paid a courtesy call on the Secretary (Minister) of the Department of Migrant Workers of the Philippines

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera paid a courtesy call on Hon. Susan V. Ople, Secretary (Minister) of the Department of Migrant Workers of the Philippines, on 27th July 2022.

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Closing ceremonies of the Training of Trainers on Rice Integrated Crop Management (PalayCheck) for Sri Lankan stakeholders

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila attended the virtual closing ceremonies of the Training of Trainers (TOT) on Rice Integrated Crop Management (PalayCheck) for the thirty-two (32) Agriculture Extensions/Technicians/Researchers from the Department of Agriculture of Sri Lanka on 21 July 2022, organized by the Department of the Foreign Affairs – Technical Cooperation Council of […]

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Promotion of Innovative Sri Lankan ICT Solutions for Philippine MSMEs: Courtesy Call on Assistant Secretary Mary Jean Pacheco, Digital Philippines and E-commerce Lead of the Department of Trade and Industry

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera paid a courtesy call on Assistant Secretary Mary Jean Pacheco, Digital Philippines and E-commerce Lead of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), with the view of promoting Sri Lanka’s ICT capabilities and solutions in line with the agencies’ initiatives in e-commerce development for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

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Ceylon Tea showcased at the World Food Expo 2022

Ceylon tea brands Dilmah and George Steuarts were showcased by its respective local distributors, Equilibrium Intertrade Corp. and George Steuarts Philippines, at the recently-held World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2022 at the SMX Convention Center and World Trade Center, Pasay City.

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Expanding synergies with the Philippines in the ICT sector: Meeting with the new Secretary of the Department of Information Communications Technology

In recognition of opportunities to enhance collaboration in the ICT industry between Sri Lanka and the Philippines, Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera, together with an ICT delegation, met with Atty. Ivan John Uy, the new Secretary (Minister) of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

Marcos thanks ADB, meets Sri Lankan leader: Published by Inquirer, 30th September 2022

President Marcos on Thursday thanked the Mandaluyong-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its help at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic during the annual meeting of the bank’s 66 governors.

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PBBM, Wickremesinghe vow to boost PH-Sri Lanka bilateral ties: Published by Philippine News Agency, 29th September 2022

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday agreed to bolster the Philippines and Sri Lanka’s bilateral relations.

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LOOK: Marcos meets Sri Lankan president Ranil Wickremesinghe: Published by ABS-CBN News, 29th September 2022

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on Thursday met with Sri Lanka’s president in Malacañang where they tackled the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

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Marcos, Sri Lankan president discuss ASEAN, RCEP: Published by GMA News, 29th September 2022

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday met with Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference.

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Sri Lanka banks on sunrise ICT industry while Ceylon tea thrives: Published by BusinessMirror, 1st September 2022

Sri Lanka, the “Island of Ingenuity,” is set to remain resilient as it rides the wave of success on its key exports—tea and ICT (Information and Communications Technology)—amid domestic and global challenges.

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