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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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Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the Philippines Mrs. Shobini Gunasekera assumes duties

Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the Philippines Mrs. Shobini Gunasekera assumes duties Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the Republic of the Philippines, Mrs. Shobini Gunasekera assumedthe Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila on 4th September 2019. In keeping with the tradition, the Ambassador-designate, first participated in religious observances which was followed by the lighting of […]

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Mission Activities

Ceremonial Commencement of Work for the Year 2020 by the Staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila

The ceremonial commencement of work for the year 2020 was held at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila on the first working day of the year. Following the given agenda, the oath/ affirmation of the public service was read by the Staff.

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Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila celebrated Christmas depicting unity in diversity

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila celebrated Christmas at the Sri Lanka Residence on 21st December 2019 focusing on the theme of communal harmony depicting the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious nature of the country.

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“Ceylon Tea” showcased at the International Bazaar 2019

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila participated at the International Bazaar 2019 held on 24 November 2019 at the PICC Forums 1-3, CCP Complex, Pasay City, Philippines.

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“So Sri Lanka” at the World Travel Expo 2019

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, participated at the World Travel Expo from 25-27 October 2019 at the SMX Convention Center-Manila, Pasay City, Philippines. World Travel Expo 2019 was formally inaugurated with the ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony attended by Hon. Joey Calixto Isidro, Councilor of […]

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“Philippine-Sri Lanka Business Networking Forum – for an expanded growth trajectory”

A 15-member delegation from the Sri Lanka-Philippine Business Council (SLPBC) led by its President Mr. Ravi De Silva, with the patronage of Mr. Hugh Sriyal Dissanayke, Honorary Consul of Philippines to Sri Lanka, visited Manila from 21st to 22nd October 2019. During a very prospective business interaction session organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce […]

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

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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SECRETARY LOCSIN RECEIVES SRI LANKAN AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE: Published by Department of Foreign Affairs, 25 October 2019

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. received Ambassador-designate Shobini Gunasekera of Sri Lanka, in a courtesy call held at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on 25 October 2019.

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President Duterte confers Order of Sikatuna on outgoing Sri Lankan envoy

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday conferred the Order of Sikatuna on outgoing Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Philippines Aruni Ranaraja during a Palace farewell call.

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Ronnie Nathanielsz’s book ‘Reflections’ launched: Published by ABS-CBN, 31 March 2019

Friends and family of late sports analyst Ronnie Nathanielsz gathered for his book launch at Glorietta National Book Store on Saturday. Nathanielsz wrote the book, titled “My Reflections on 50 years in the Philippines,” within a span of 7 years before his death in 2016. He was born in Sri Lanka and was granted Filipino […]

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