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Independence Day speech by H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka at the 73rd Independence Day celebrations

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of our nation gaining independence from colonial rule. On this day we pay our respects to all the leaders from the Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher and other sections of the population who made various sacrifices to win our independence. I also pay my tribute to the brave war heroes who […]

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Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage on News 1st – NEWSLINE

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage joined a discussion on News 1st NEWSLINE with Faraz Shauketaly on 25 January 2021 to discuss SriLanka’s foreign relations.

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Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and the Philippines Agree to Enhance Diplomatic Relations

The Foreign Ministers of the two countries agreed yesterday (22) to focus on new strategies to further strengthen the existing economic, political, social and international relations between Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

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Thai Pongal Message of H.E. the President

Thai Pongal, also known as the Festival of Harvest, is one of the foremost religious and cultural festivals celebrated by Tamils around the globe. It signifies paying gratitude to the Sun, on which farmers rely for a bountiful harvest and the traditional way of life tied to agriculture and Mother Nature.

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Foreign Secretary on repatriation of Sri Lankans, revival of tourism and obtaining vaccines for COVID – 19

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage was interviewed on Ada Derana ´Big Focus’ on 04 January 2021 where he spoke about the repatriation of Sri Lankans, quarantine facilities provided, the revival of tourism, and obtaining vaccines for COVID19.

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Mission Activities

73rd Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated in Manila

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila celebrated the occasion while observing the health protocols imposed by the Government of the Philippines as the country is still under community quarantine.The ceremony commenced with the preliminaries followed by the observance of the two minute-silence in remembrance of all who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

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“Sri Lanka: A Maritime and Logistics Hub in the Indian Ocean”- Promotion of Seafarer Facilitation Project to Philippine Maritime Industry Stakeholders

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila organized a webinar on the “Offshore Crew Transit Hub Procedure” Project, a public-private partnership initiative headed by the Government of Sri Lanka together with reputed Sri Lankan maritime industry stakeholders, on 19 January 2021.

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Exploring Prospects for Bilateral Trade between SL and the Philippines: Virtual Interaction between the State Trading Corporation of Sri Lanka (STC) and the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC)

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila initiated a virtual introductory meeting between the State Trading Corporation of Sri Lanka (STC) and the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) on 13 January 2021 to discuss opportunities for mutually-beneficial trade engagements between Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

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Sri Lanka: A Stress Buster Tourism Destination Under the New Normal: – SL Tourism showcased at the NAITAS Travel Show 2020

Upon the invitation of the National Association of Independent Travel Agencies (NAITAS), Mrs. Thanuja Dissanayake, Minister and Head of Chancery, participated as a guest speaker at its virtual travel show on 28 December 2020.

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Celebration of Ceremonial Commencement of Work at the Embassy

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila celebrated the ceremonial commencement of work for the year 2021. In accordance to the prescribed agenda, the ceremony started with the signing of the national anthem, lighting of the traditional oil lamp, observance of two-minute silence, and the reading of the oath/affirmation of the public service by the […]

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

Telephone Call Between SFA Locsin, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister on the occasion of the PH-Sri Lanla 60th Diplomatic Relations Anniversary: Published by Department of Foreign Affairs, 29 January 2021

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Sri Lanka this year, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., and Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena of Sri Lanka exchanged felicitations and best wishes in a phone conversation on 22 January 2021.

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Sri Lanka, CCPI seek common business interests: Published by Business Mirror, 18 November 2020

AMBASSADOR of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Shobini Gunasekera paid a courtesy call on the president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) Jose Luis U. Yulo Jr. on November 10 in Intramuros, Manila.

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“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.

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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.

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A president like no other: Published by Mr. Glenn Gale of The Manila Times, 10 March 2020

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.”

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