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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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55th International Coconut Community Session & Ministerial Meeting

The ICC (Formerly the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) was established in 1969 to promote, coordinate and harmonize all activities of the coconut industry in the Asia Pacific region in the end view of achieving the maximum economic development  of the coconut industry of coconut growing countries. The Philippines with India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri […]

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Implementing free visa scheme for designated countries

Those who hold passports of listed countries and travel to Sri Lanka from 01.08.2019 to 31.01.2020 for tourist purposes are exempted paying ETA fee, in view of enhancing tourist arrivals from designated countries. However, any foreign national who will be visiting Sri Lanka for a short period is required to apply ETA and ensure pre […]

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Matara Regional Consular Declared Open

The Matara Regional Consular Office of the Foreign Ministry was declared open today (15) jointly by Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana and Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera. Several members of the Southern Provincial Council, members of local government bodies of the Matara District and senior government officials including the District Secretary […]

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Mission Activities

“So Sri Lanka” won the Best Decorated International Pavilion at the 26th PTAA Travel and Tour Expo 2019 – Manila, Philippines

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila with the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) for the second consecutive year participated at the 26th Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel and Tour Expo 2019 from 08 to 10 February 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Manila. The said Expo is the biggest […]

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71st Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated in Manila

Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day was celebrated in Manila on 4th February 2019 joined by the Sri Lankan community residing in the Philippines and friends of Sri Lanka at the Sri Lanka Residence. The official ceremony commenced with hoisting of the national flag followed by singing of the national anthem in both Sinhala and Tamil languages. Two minutes silence […]

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Promotion of “Ceylon Teas” at the International Bazaar 2018

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila with the support of George Steuarts Philippines and Basilur, participated at the 52nd International Bazaar on 25 November 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The Sri Lanka Pavilion was traditionally inaugurated by Madame Cielito Salvador Avancena, Spouse of H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines, […]

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“Kathina Puja” for the first time celebrated in the Philippines

Universal Wisdom Foundation Inc. with the support of the Sri Lankan community celebrated Kathina Puja at the Wisdom Park on 18 November 2018.

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“Sri Lanka Culinary Delights” at the Taste of the World at Adamson

Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila participated at the “Taste of the World at Adamson”, organized by Adamson University of the Philippines on 06th December 2017 in Manila. Showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Sri Lanka, Embassy prepared splendid Sri Lankan dishes for the thousands of students who are studying at the Adamson University.

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Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

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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New eats: Ministry of Crab, one of Asia’s top restaurants, makes waves in Manila: Published by ABS-CBN, 26 February 2019

Ministry of Crab Manila at Shangri-La at the Fort has been making waves in the local culinary scene since its opening earlier this year. To date, the restaurant continues to win diners, thanks not only to its culinary pedigree (its home branch in Sri Lanka ranks No. 25 on the list of Asia’s 50 Best […]

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Sri Lanka president: Respect Duterte war on drugs: Published by Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 January 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena spent the last day of his five-day state visit to the Philippines at the Philippine National Police  headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, getting tips on the Duterte administration’s bloody campaign against drugs which he has consistently praised and expressed intent to emulate in his country.

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Sri Lanka president praises Duterte’s war on drugs: Published by Philippine Star, 20 January 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena continued to heap praises on the government’s anti-illegal drug program as he visited the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Quezon City on the final leg of his five-day state visit in the country.

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