The Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva, on a visit to Australia last week on an invitation extended by the Australian Government under their Special Visitor Program sought to utilise the expertise of Australia which is one of the world’s leading explorers of minerals and metals, to expand the investment opportunities in the mineral sector of Sri Lanka. The discussions on the mineral industry were among the several agenda items for the Deputy Minister’s visit which sought to develop collaborative
The prestigious Banker Magazine presented Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake the 'Best Finance Minister of the Year 2017 - Asia Pacific Region Award' at the Financial Times Headquarters in London on 24 March 2017.
The award was conferred on Sri Lanka for its efforts to take the country towards new economic reforms and changing public attitudes in support of such goals. Presenting the award, Chief Editor of The Banker, Brian Caplen stated that the Finance Minister was able to prevent financial crisis ...
I wish to thank all the members of this Council and the Observer States for the support that they have extended for the adoption of Resolution A/HRC/34/L.1 titled ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’, by consensus.
We deeply appreciate the understanding shown by all, and support for Sri Lanka’s processes for promoting reconciliation, justice, and human rights, towards enduring peace and prosperity for all Sri Lankans.
Sri Lanka is shocked by the terrorist attack at the British Parliament yesterday, 22 March 2017, resulting in death and injury.
This attack at the heart of London, at Westminster, which is home to the oldest Parliament in the world that has nurtured many of the parliamentary traditions cherished by legislatures across the world including ours, deserves our utmost condemnation.
It is an honour for me to be here today at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council which I believe has the highest number of dignitaries in attendance.
I stand here today at a time when the very basis and fundamentals of human rights are being questioned around the world. Many of the universal values that we subscribe to are being challenged in the name of ‘populism’, with populists spinning webs from threads of ignorance. The role of ...
The Government of the Philippines donated One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD 100,000) to the Government of Sri Lanka to rebuild the infrastructures affected by cyclone “Roanu” which caused heavy damage in May 2016.
The donation was handed over by Hon. Enrique Manalo, Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Philippines (Minister), on 05 April 2017 to Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja, at a special ceremony held at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines in Manila.
Sri Lankans in the Philippines celebrated Sri Lanka's 69th Anniversary of Independence with events focused thematically on National Unity and showcasing Sri Lanka's vibrant multicultural, multi religious and multi linguistic character.
The events held at the Sri Lanka Residence in Manila were joined by a large number of Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lanka from around the Philippines.
Staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila while respecting the richness of Sri Lanka’s diversity of different ethnics, religions, regions and languages, pledged for the National Integration and Reconciliation a reality in Sri Lanka at a ceremony organized at the Chancery, today (9th January 2017).
Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila organized a simple ceremony this morning (8th January) to mark the 2nd Anniversary of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena’s Presidency.
Members of the clergy invoked blessings in accordance with religious faith to the President, People and the Sri Lankans living in the Philippines.
The Philippines on Friday turned over $100,000 to Sri Lanka as humanitarian assistance to those affected by Typhoon Roanu in May 2016 that left 201 dead and caused $1.7 in damages.
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) acting Secretary Enrique Manalo personally handed the check to Sri Lankan embassy officials.
07 April 2017 – The Government of the Republic of the Philippines turns over USD100,000 to Sri Lanka as humanitarian assistance to those affected by typhoon “Roanu” in May 2016. The said amount will be used by Sri Lanka to finance a community drinking water program in Aranayaka.
In an effort to present the concept of traditional villages – one that is fast disappearing– Prof. J.B. Disanayaka and Manila-based Sri Lankan photographer Tilak Hettige give a nostalgic glimpse of that time when culture, religion and tradition was the focus of everyday life in their book entitled “The Monk and the Peasant.”
In recognition of the work, the Embassy of Sri Lanka held a launch for the coffee table book at the Sri Lankan Ambassador’s residence last November.
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