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Address by His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations

Sri Lanka is a Unitary State. It is a free, sovereign, independent and democratic Republic. On this occasion whenwe celebrate 72 years of Independence after nearly 500 years of imperialist colonial rule, I address you as the Head of the State with a pledge to further strengthen your freedom. I pay tribute to all Sinhala, […]

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AMBASSADOR SHOBINI GUNASEKERA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

On 04th December 2019, Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera presented credentials to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of the Republic of the Philippines at the Malacañan Palace in Manila accrediting her as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Philippines.

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Minister Dinesh Gunawardena calls on Foreign Ministry Officials to rise to new challenges

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena calls on Foreign Ministry Officials to rise to new challenges Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena assumed duties at the Foreign Ministry on Monday 25 November 2019. Minister Gunawardena was received by Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha and other senior officials upon his arrival at the Ministry. Following religious observances, the Minister officially […]

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Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new Prime Minister

Former President and the leader of Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (21). The swearing in ceremony was attended by former President Maithripala Sirisena, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former Ministers and several other dignitaries.

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sworn In

The winner of the 2019 Presidential Election, SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka today (November 18) in Anuradhapura. He took oaths before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya.

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“So Sri Lanka: The Next Travel Destination for Filipinos” at the PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2020

The alluring island-nation of Sri Lanka was promoted as the next travel destination for Filipino travellers through the Sri Lankan Pavilion at the Philippines’ premier tourism and travel exhibition, PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2020, on 7-9 February 2020 at the SMX Convention Center-Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

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“The friendship between the Philippines and Sri Lanka and our people have grown stronger through six decades of diplomatic ties.” – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., at the 72nd Independence Day of Sri Lanka

Foreign Affairs Secretary (Minister) of the Philippines Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., gracing this occasion as the Chief Guest, vowed to pursue deeper ties between Philippines and Sri Lanka. In his speech, he referred to the decades of civil war and division and conflict the country had undergone and commended the energetic development and sustainable progress […]

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“So Sri Lanka: The Resplendent Island” Tourism Promotion and High-Level Networking Session in Manila, Philippines

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), organized a tourism promotion and high-level networking session themed “So Sri Lanka: The Resplendent Island” on 5 February 2020 at Shangri-La Makati. The event was held in line with the SLTPB’s participation at the PTAA Travel Tour Expo […]

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“Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila celebrates 72nd Independence Day”

The 72nd anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence was celebrated in Manila by the Embassy along with the Sri Lanka community residing in the Philippines at the ‘Residence’ on 4th February 2020.

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“Sri Lanka seeking stronger ties with the Central Bank of the Philippines”

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Philippines Shobini Gunasekera paid a courtesy call on Hon. Benjamin E. Diokno, Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), on 30 January 2020.

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

Showcasing SO Sri Lanka as the Resplendent Island: Published by Travelife Magazine

In cooperation with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Philippines recently held two major events showcasing “SO Sri Lanka: The Resplendent Island”. They hosted over 100 key travel agents and industry professionals for a high-level networking session in the morning; and then presented a cultural performance for senior Philippine […]

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DFA Sec. Locsin Vows Deeper PH-Sri Lanka Ties: Published by PAGE ONE, 8th February 2020

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has vowed to pursue deeper Philippines and Sri Lanka ties as he congratulated the South Asian nation on its 72nd Independence Day.

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Locsin vows deeper PH-Sri Lanka ties: Published by Philippine News Agency, 6th February 2020

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has vowed to pursue deeper Philippines and Sri Lanka ties as he congratulated the South Asian nation on its 72nd Independence Day.

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PCCI pushes expanded trade with Sri Lanka: Published by The Philippine Star, 15 December 2019

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), in coordination with the Sri Lankan embassy, recently organized a business forum and business matching with a 16-man delegation from the Sri Lanka Philippines Business Council (SLPBC) at the PCCI headquarters in Taguig City.

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