Category Archives: Mission Activities

“Making National Integration a Reality in Sri Lanka”, Commencement of the National Integration and Reconciliation Week in Manila, The Philippines from 8th to 14th January 2017


Staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila while respecting the richness of Sri Lanka’s diversity of different ethnics, religions, regions and languages, pledged for the National Integration and Reconciliation a reality in Sri Lanka at a ceremony organized at the Chancery, today (9th January 2017).

New Year begins with much hope in Manila


A simple ceremonial commencement of work was held at the Chancery on Tuesday,  3rd January being the first working day of the year 2017  with the participation of all Home-based and Local Staff.

Ceylon Tea showcased at “Shop Global, Help Local” in Manila


The International Bazaar Foundation’s Annual Bazaar which was celebrating its Golden Jubilee showcased Ceylon Tea at a well-received presentation through the Pavilion organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila. Conceptualized on the theme   “Enjoy a Good Cup of Ceylon Tea”, the Pavilion was declared open by Hon. Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr., Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, and Mme. Cecile Yasay, Chairperson of the International Bazaar Foundation (IBF) and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Manila, Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja, together with the Members of the Board of Trustees of the IBF.


“The Monk and the Peasant”, Launched in Manila


“The Monk and the Peasant” a study of the traditional Sinhalese Village, a well-presented coffee table book co-authored by Professor J.B. Disanayaka and Mr.TilakHettige, was launched at the Sri Lanka Residence, Manila, on 8th November 2016.

Sri Lankans awarded at the APHCA Hair Olympics 2016, Manila


Philippine Chapter of the Asia Pacific Hairdressers & Cosmetologists Association (APHCA) hosted the 20th APHCA “Hair Olympics 2016” at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Manila, Philippines, on 26th October 2016.

Sri Lanka’s Miss Earth to the 16th Edition of the Miss Earth 2016 in the Philippines

Ms. Earth 2015 National Costume

Miss Dimanthi Edirirathne crowned Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2016 will compete the  16th Edition of the Miss Earth 2016 in Manila at the Grand Coronation Night on 29th October 2016 at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines.

Battery Awards Night 2016, Manila


Douglas & Sons (Pvt) Ltd., one of the pioneering leader in the automotive batteries, tires and spare parts which created a reputation not only in Sri Lanka but also overseas hold its Annual Battery Dealer Convention and Awards Ceremony on 20th October 2016 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.

More than 150 island wide dealers along with their families gathered at the Awards Night 2016 to celebrate the success of their achievements.

Sri Lanka intensify labour relations with the Philippines


Mr. G.S. Withanage, Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Employment of Sri Lanka, met Hon. Silvestre H. Bello III, Secretary (Minister), Department of Labour and Employment of the Philippines, on 19th October 2016, to further strengthen cooperation in the labour sector between Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

Sri Lanka and the Philippines further enhance Business Relations


Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sri Lanka-Philippines Business Council of Sri Lanka and the Philippines-Sri Lanka Business Council of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) was signed today, 12th October 2016, during the opening ceremony of the 42nd Philippine Business Conference and Expo.

Sri Lanka enters into Visa Waiver Agreement with the Philippines


Sri Lanka and the Philippines further cemented relations with the signature of Visa Waiver Agreement for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders on Friday, 7th October 2016 at the Carlos P. Garcia Conference Room of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.