News

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Foreign Secretary speaks about the draft resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UNHRC

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage speaks about the draft resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UNHRC recently and Sri Lanka’s way forward on Hydepark of Ada Derana 24 on 27 March 2021

Read more

The Message of H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka on the Occassion of Maha Shivarathri Celebration

Sri Lankan Hindus and their brethen across the globe since ancient times pay obeisance to Lord Shiva on this Mahashivarathri, with utmost reverence and expectation of dispelling darkness of ignorance and acquiring wisdom.

Read more

Independence Day speech by H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka at the 73rd Independence Day celebrations

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of our nation gaining independence from colonial rule. On this day we pay our respects to all the leaders from the Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher and other sections of the population who made various sacrifices to win our independence. I also pay my tribute to the brave war heroes who […]

Read more
View archive
Mission Activities

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 […]

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

Pursuing Prospects for FDIs to Sri Lanka from the Philippine business sector: A Discussion on Existing Investments and Prospects for Expansion with the Aboitiz Group

In line with the aim to attract more investments and to support existing Filipino investors in Sri Lanka, Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera met with high-ranking executives of the Aboitiz Group on 26 February 2021 at the Embassy.

Read more
View archive
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.

Read more

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.

Read more

“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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.”

Read more
View archive