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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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Suspension of all inbound passenger arrival to Sri Lanka

All inbound passengers arriving in Sri Lanka will be suspended effective 11:59 PM 21st May 2021 to 11:59 PM 31st May 2021, with a view to control the spread of Covid 19 in the Island

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Mission Activities

Expanding Bilateral Trade and Investment Relations with the Davao City Business Community

Working on its pursuit to seek more opportunities in expanding Sri Lanka’s economic ties with the Philippines, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila virtually met with the officers of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCI), the esteemed chamber representing the dynamic business community of the City of Davao

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“Vesak Festival celebrated in Manila”

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila together with the Universal Wisdom Foundation Inc. celebrated the Vesak Day at the Wisdom Park, a Buddhist resource center in Manila, on 26th May 2021, while adhering to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols imposed by of the Philippine government.

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“Ceylon Tea: An industry Gold Standard”- An Exclusive International Tea Day Promotion with Art Plus Magazine

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, in collaboration with Art Plus Magazine and the Sri Lanka Tea Board, presents an exclusive feature on Ceylon Tea, the finest tea in the world that made its mark as the gold standard in the industry.

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Mutually-Beneficial Initiatives towards Industry Recovery: Prospective Meeting between the Embassy and the Department of Tourism-Philippines

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera virtually met with Hon. Benito C. Bengzon, Jr., Undersecretary for Tourism Development of the Department of Tourism -Philippines (DOT), to formally discuss the way forward in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation

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“Embracing a New Dawn with Fresh Hopes and Renewed Determination” – Sinhala and Hindu New Year Celebrated at the Embassy

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila celebrated the Sinhala and Hindu New Year at the Chancery with the Sri Lankan community in Metro Manila while observing the prevailing health protocols and restrictions on public gatherings as the capital region of the Philippines is still under community quarantine.

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

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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Philippines, Sri Lanka vow to further strengthen ties: Published by Inquirer, 30 June 2021

The Philippines and Sri Lanka have agreed to further enhance their cooperation as the two nations marked 60 years of diplomatic relations

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