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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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Virtual Address by H.E. the President of Sri Lanka at the Boao Forum for Asia 2021

I am delighted to participate at the Opening Plenary of this year’s Boao Forum for Asia. At the outset, I wish to congratulate the Boao forum for completing two decades of excellent work to bring countries together.

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Sinhala and Tamil New Year message of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

To welcome the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with fresh hopes and renewed determination to materialize them is a valuable tradition deeply rooted in our culture. Although adverse health conditions prevented us from celebrating last year’s Sinhala and Tamil New Year, this year all of us together

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Entry Requirement for Sri Lankans Lifted

Under the directive of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Foreign Ministry reviewed the entry procedure today, 06 April 2021, as a measure of relief for prospective Lankan returnees.

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Easter Sunday Message of H.E. the President of Sri Lanka

Easter, the noblest festival in the Christian calendar, symbolizes the victory over evil and sin. Easter further provides devotees an opportunity to repent each individual’s sin in order to bring the spirit of renewal to the human life.

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Mission Activities

“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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Courtesy call by Hon. Alan L. Deniega, Ambassador-designate of the Philippines to Bangladesh with concurrent jurisdiction over Sri Lanka and Maldives

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera had the pleasure of receiving Hon. Alan L. Deniega, Ambassador-designate of the Philippines to Bangladesh with concurrent jurisdiction over Sri Lanka and Maldives, on 6th April 2021.

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Building Bridges for Collaboration in the Business Sector: Interactive Meeting with the Chairman of the Philippines – Sri Lanka Business Council

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera met with Mr. Michael Chen, Chairman of the Philippines-Sri Lanka Business Council (PH-SLBC), and members of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Board at the residence on 12 March 2021.

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Exploring Opportunities for Ceylon Tea in the Philippine Market: Business Meeting with the Philippines’ 1st Stevia Grower and Manufacturer

Working on the initiative to expand the market presence of Ceylon tea products in the Philippines, Mrs. Thanuja Dissanayake, Minister/Head of Chancery, met with the management of Glorious Industrial and Development Corporation (GIDC) on 10 March 2021 to discuss

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

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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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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