The Interview featuring Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage on Sri Lanka’s success story amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the country’s policies and cooperation within the region was telecast on 19 September 2020 on Thanthi TV in Chennai.
Interview of State Minister Tharaka Balasuriya on the Government’s initiatives and regional cooperation
State Minister of Regional Co-operation Tharaka Balasuriya was interviewed on News 1st NEWSLINE with Faraz Shauketaly on TV1 on 02 September 2020. The State Minister speaks of the Government’s initiatives for the welfare and safe repatriation of Sri Lankans overseas and plans for furthering regional cooperation.
Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage speaks on the Sri Lankan Government’s priorities and the country’s foreign relations at a special interview held on “Irida Ayubowan” programme on Rupavahini on 30 August 2020.
“Foreign Relations under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa” featuring Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage
Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage speaks on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Relations and the Government’s priorities at a special interview on “GET REAL with Mahieash Johnney – Foreign Relations under President Gotabaya” telecast on Derana 24 Channel on 20 August.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, as an initiative to further strengthen bilateral trade relations with the Philippines, continues to explore opportunities for Sri Lanka despite the prevailing restrictions under the imposed quarantine.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila together with the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka, the Presidential Secretariat and SriLankan Airlines, repatriated 223 Sri Lankans stranded in the Philippines due to COVID-19 pandemic by SriLankan Airlines flight last evening (11th June 2020).
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Philippines Shobini Gunasekera paid a courtesy call on Hon. Delfin N. Lorenzana, Secretary of Defense of the Republic of the Philippines, on 27 th February 2020. The discussions focused on both the traditional and non-traditional security issues faced by the region.
At the invitation of the Consular Corps, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Shobini Gunasekera, spoke at their Second Luncheon Meeting on 26 February 2020 held in Makati Shangri La to promote Sri Lanka as a country to visit in 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.
“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.
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.
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.”
Sri Lanka’s 72nd Independence Day celebrated in Manila: Published by The Manila Times, 2nd March 2020
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. vowed to pursue deeper ties between the Philippines and Sri Lanka during the celebration of the South Asian country’s 72nd anniversary of independence in Makati City.
PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2020—“So Sri Lanka: The Next Travel Destination for Filipinos”: Published by Philippines Graphic, 23 February 2020
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila together with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) participated at the Philippines’ biggest tourism fair—the Philippine Travel Agencies Association, Inc. (PTAA) Travel Tour Expo 2020, from Feb. 7-9 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.