An Afternoon of High Fashion, Tourism, and Noble Advocacies with the Inner Wheel Club of Manila

At the invitation of the Inner Wheel Club of Manila, Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera spoke at their United Nations Day celebration held virtually on 27 October 2020.

In her speech, Ambassador Gunasekera focused on this year’s United Nations anniversary theme “‘Shaping Our Future Together’, particularly on its endearing message of global solidarity and co-operation to overcome the current global issues particularly on the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, inequality, discrimination, among others.

She acknowledged the valuable contribution of the civil society towards the attainment of these goals. She expressed her admiration to the noble advocacies of the Inner Wheel Club particularly on women empowerment, poverty alleviation, and social justice.

In addition, she showcased Sri Lanka tourism to the distinguished women for their post COVID-19 travel destination. Further, she also introduced two Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs engaged in the jewelry and fashion industry to provide a glimpse of what Sri Lanka has to offer.

As a prospective initiative, an interactive session will be organized by the Embassy for the organization and their equally-dynamic counterparts in Sri Lanka for the establishment of formal linkages such as a “sisterhood agreement” and other potential collaboration.

The Inner Wheel Club is an international civic organization composed of dynamic and accomplished women dedicated to uplifting the lives of the less fortunate.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
28 October 2020