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Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

The leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the 13th  Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The swearing in ceremony took place at the historic Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya this morning (9).

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FOREIGN SECRETARY ARYASINHA SAYS “FUTURE FOOTPRINT OF FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT SRI LANKA WILL PROVIDE THE WORLD, THOUGH PROBABLY SMALLER, COULD BE SMARTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE”

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has observed that despite its immediate gloom, the present situation has been an eye opener in many respects that could help correct structural, procedural and human interface incongruities in Sri Lanka’s labour migration. It also presents an opportunity for Sri Lanka to re-orient foreign employment in a post-Covid-19 world,

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Message by the H.E. the President of Sri Lanka on the ocassion of Poson Poya Day

It has been the practice of the buddhist in our country since ancient times to remember, with utmost devotion the arrival of Arahat Mahinda Thero in the Island carrying the message of Buddha, by obseravance of religious rituals. Such devoted remembrance is due to the fact that the arrival of Arahat Mahinda resulted in a […]

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Message of H.E. the President of Sri Lanka on the World Environment Day 2020

I am pleased to pen this message of greetings on the occasion of the WorldEnvironment Day, marked on June 5 every year, which aims at enhancing the awareness among the people on the importance of protecting the environment and drawing attention of the policymakers to environmental issues.

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Mission Activities

“Repatriation of Sri Lankans stranded in the Philippines”

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).

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Sri Lanka to further enhance defense cooperation with the Philippines

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.

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Sri Lanka promoted to the members of the Consular Corps of the Philippines

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.

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“So Sri Lanka: The Next Travel Destination for Filipinos” at the PTAA Travel Tour Expo 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.

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“The friendship between the Philippines and Sri Lanka and our people have grown stronger through six decades of diplomatic ties.” – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., at the 72nd Independence Day of Sri Lanka

Foreign Affairs Secretary (Minister) of the Philippines Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., gracing this occasion as the Chief Guest, vowed to pursue deeper ties between Philippines and Sri Lanka. In his speech, he referred to the decades of civil war and division and conflict the country had undergone and commended the energetic development and sustainable progress […]

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

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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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.

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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.

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Locsin commits to deeper PH-Sri Lanka ties: Published by Philippines Graphic, 23 February 2020

Sri Lanka celebrated its 72nd anniversary of independence at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel on Feb.5, with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., as guest speaker.

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