Category Archives: Mission Activities

Dr. Ambawatte assumed duties at the CPSC as the GB-Engaged Faculty Consultant


Staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila warmly welcomes Dr. H. Chithral Ambawatte as the new Governing Board-Engaged Faculty Consultant to the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and Mr. Chamila Indika Yaddehige, for the Professional Internship Program for International Experience (PIPIE) of CPSC.

Philippine celebrity artists, Dionne Monsanto & Bernadette Allyson, inaugurated Sri Lanka Pavilion at World Travel Expo 2017, Philippines


Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila with the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), participated at the “World Travel Expo 2017”, a 3-day promotional event held from 6th to 8th October 2017 at the SMX Convention Centre in Manila, Philippines.

Two Sri Lankan communication icons to be honored at the 25th Annual Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Manila, the Philippines


Two Asian communication icons Shelton Dhavalasri Gunaratne, a former Sri Lankan journalist who is now professor emeritus of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) and Wijayananda Jayaweera, a Sri Lankan broadcaster who spent a lifetime developing community broadcasting in Asia up to the end of his distinguished career as UNESCO Director of Communication and the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), will be awarded the highest honors in the field of communication in Asia by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) on 27 September 2017 at Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines.

Promote Sri Lanka Tourism at the World Travel Expo 2017 – Manila, Philippines


For the first time, Sri Lanka will participate at the “World Travel Expo 2017” which is scheduled to be held from 06th – 08th October 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Manila, Philippines.

Buddhist Values for Sustainable Peace by Venerable Dambara Amila Thero


Venerable Dambara Amila Thero, Senior Lecturer and Director of Ethics and Spiritual Development of Rajagala Archaeological Project of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, visited the Philippines from 07th to 09th September 2017.

Sri Lanka- Philippines sharing knowledge in Defence Cooperation


A sixteen (16) member delegation headed by Commandant Major General Jeewaka Ruwan Kulatunga from the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) of Sri Lanka visited the Philippines from to 10th to 21st August 2017.

Sri Lanka Volleyball Squad at the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship 2017 in Manila, Philippines


Sri Lanka women’s national volleyball team participated at the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship 2017, held from 9th to 17th August 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

Sri Lanka – Canada bilateral relations reinvigorated

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Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka,had a bilateral meeting with H.E. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada on Monday (07 August 2017) on the sidelines of the 24th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Manila and exchanged views on measures to strengthen relations and enhance cooperation between the two countries. 

Sri Lanka – Malaysia to boost economic ties

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Malaysia and Sri Lanka reiterated keen desire to build on the outcomes of the recent highest level engagements and to achieve concrete progress on the decisions taken. During the meeting Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka, had with Malaysian Foreign Minister, H.E. Dato’ Sri Anifah Haji Aman, on Monday  (07 August 2017).

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to intensify bilateral and regional cooperation

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During discussions Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka, had with H.E. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh on 07 August 2017, the two countries agreed to progress on the decisions taken during the recent State Visit to Bangladesh of H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena. Meeting on the sidelines of the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Manila on Tuesday, the Ministers discussed ways and means to intensify the engagement including collaboration at regional fora, mechanisms to further liberalize bilateral trade, establish joint venture partnerships in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, enhance cooperation in education, deep sea fisheries, agriculture processing and Defence matters and deepen people to people contacts.