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Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris assumes duties

The newly appointed Foreign Minister Prof. G.L Peiris assumed duties at the Ministry today (18 August, 2021) at a simple ceremony graced by outgoing Foreign Minister and the new Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena; State Minister of Regional Cooperation Tharaka Balasuriya; State Minister of Women and Child Development, Preschools & Primary Education, School Infrastructure & […]

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Book on Rehabilitation of Ex-Combatants by Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation and Department of Government Information

The government of Sri Lanka headed by HE the President who is guided by the Buddhist principles of forgiveness and compassion knowing the value of human life, thought that, as the terrorists are human beings whose minds were distorted, and hence misguided, could be reformed and could be rehabilitated to enlist their services as useful […]

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Foreign Secretary Colombage interviewed on ‘Ada Derana Get Real by Mahieash Johnney’

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage was interviewed on Ada Derana Get Real by Mahieash Johnney| Episode 110 on 05 July 2021. The discussion comprised India and the Port City; “Addressing India’s concerns on Port City project”.

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Message of Hon. Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on the 24th Anniversary of BIMSTEC

On the special occasion of the 24th Anniversary of Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), I wish to extend my greetings for all Member States and the organization.

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Article of Sri Lanka Tea Board on the Occasion of Celebration of International Tea Day – 21st May 2021

International Tea Day is a United Nations observance celebrated annually on May 21 to express the economical, biological and physical benefits of tea. It was inaugurated by the General Assembly and essentially replaced the unofficial observance of the same name, which used to be celebrated on December 15 in tea producing countries.

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Mission Activities

Bringing the goodness of Ceylon Tea to Filipinos – Island Tea Co.’s expansion in the Philippines

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera, together with Embassy officials, graced the opening of the 44th franchise of Island Tea Co., the rapidly-expanding milk tea chain operated by Ceylanka Trading in the Philippines.Island Tea Co. is a milk tea franchise currently operating with a network of 44 branches all over the country.

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Showcasing the Island of Ingenuity to the Pearl of the Orient: Exploring opportunities for mutually-beneficial engagements in the ICT-BPM sector

Working on identified opportunities to strengthen bilateral trade and investments with the Philippines in key sectors, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, has been making strides in bridging Philippine ICT-BPM players with their reputed Sri Lankan counterparts to spur win-win collaborations, partnerships, and prospective investments.

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Transcending cultures through haute couture – for economic growth and empowerment

In recognition of the opportunities in the fashion industry as a potential platform to expand trade and cultural ties between Sri Lanka and the Philippines, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila initiated a virtual introductory meeting between two dynamic personalities in the industry – Ms. Darshi Keerthisena of Buddhi Batiks and Mme. Nikki Coseteng […]

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Economic diplomacy initiatives to expand market access of Sri Lankan products in the Philippines: Exploratory meeting with Mr. Lucio Co, Chairman of Cosco Capital and Puregold Price Club Inc.

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera virtually met with Mr. Lucio Co, Chairman of Cosco Capital Inc, and Puregold Price Club Inc., operators of prominent Philippine retail chains: SNR and Puregold.

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Bakthi Geetha rendition by the Filipino Staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila

Filipinos are highly talented and known for their love to sing, dance, and perform, with excellence and enthusiasm. They are also adventurous and adaptable as evident with its cultural heritage that embodies its rich precolonial and Western influence adapted by the nation throughout its history.

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

Travel restrictions on 10 countries to be lifted on September 6 – Roque: GMA News, 4th September 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to lift the travel restrictions on 10 countries effective September 6, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Saturday.

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Duterte looks forward to post-Covid Sri Lanka visit: Published by Philippine News Agency

President Rodrigo Duterte is looking forward to visiting Sri Lanka when the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic situation normalizes. This was Duterte’s response to the invitation of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit his country in a phone call on Monday (June 28), according to a press statement from the Office of the President.

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Rody promises Sri Lanka visit once COVID – 19 pandemic ends: Published by Manila Standard, 30 June 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Sri Lanka once the global pandemic situation has improved, the Palace said Wednesday. The Palace said that Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invited Duterte during a phone conversation on June 28 while discussing ways to boost bilateral cooperation on trade, defense, and tourism.

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Duterte, Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa vow to strengthen cooperation: Published by The Philippine Star, 30 June 2021

The Philippines and Sri Lanka vowed to strengthen their cooperation as they commemorate 60 years of diplomatic ties this year. The commitment was made during a phone conversation between President Rodrigo Duterte and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last June 28, according to a Malacañang statement issued Wednesday.

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Duterte eyes Sri Lanka visit when COVID-19 situation improves: Published by Manila Bulletin, 30 June 2021

President Duterte has accepted the invitation to visit Sri Lanka once the global coronavirus situation has improved. The invitation to embark on the foreign trip was relayed by Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during a phone conversation with the Philippine leader Monday, June 28 while discussing ways to boost bilateral cooperation on trade, defense, and […]

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