Category Archives: Mission Activities

Sri Lanka “Wonder of Asia” was promoted for the second consecutive year at the World Travel Expo 2018 in the Philippines


Sri Lanka Embassy Manila with the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), participated at the “World Travel Expo 2018”, a 3-day promotional event held from 26th to 28th October 2018 at the SMX Convention Centre, Manila.

Strengthening Sri Lanka – IRRI Partnership


The delegation headed by Mr. Sumith Nakandala, Additional Secretary (Bilateral Affairs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka, call on Dr. Matthew Morell, Director General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 24 October 2018 at IRRI, Los Banos, Philippines.

“Refreshingly Sri Lanka: Wonder of Asia”, Roadshow with the Outbound Tour Operators in the Philippines


As part of the strategic plan to boost the Filipino visitors to Sri Lanka, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila in partnership with NKAR Travels & Tours (Pvt.) Ltd., organized an interactive session followed by cocktails for the outbound travel agencies, print and digital media and travel writers on 27th September 2018 at the Sri Lanka Residence, Manila.

Sri Lanka and Philippines to Further Strengthen Defence Cooperation


Seventeen (17) member defence delegation from the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) of Sri Lanka headed by Group Captain N.H.D.S Dias successfully concluded their annual study visit to the Philippines from 2nd to 14th August 2018.

“Buddha Rashmi” Vesak Celebrations in Manila


A large number of Buddhist devotees including Venerable Maha Sanga from the Buddhist Temples in the Philippines, Multi-religious Leaders, Sri Lankan Community, students who are following Buddhism in the Philippines and other well-wishers together with the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila celebrated the Day of Vesak on 29 April 2018 at the Sri Lanka Residence.

Mayor of the City of Taguig to promote economic, cultural and tourism relationship with Sri Lanka

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Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja, Sri Lanka Ambassador to the Philippines paid a call on Hon. Maria Laarni Lopez Cayetano, Mayor of Taguig City on 19th April 2018.

Discussions were focused on “ease of doing business” through city councils and city planning. Also both sides discussed the possibility of promoting tourism and culture through twin city concept between Taguig and Colombo Municipal Councils.

“Erabadu Mal Wasanthaya”, Celebration of Sinhala & Tamil New Year in the Philippines


The Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila together with Sri Lankan Students Association in Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF)  celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on 08th April 2018, at the VMUF in Pangasinan.



“Historically, women have played a large role in politics and armed conflicts”, Sri Lankan Ambassador Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja addressed the Asia Society Philippines Ambassador’s Series on 13 March 2018.


Sri Lanka participated at the Baguio Creative City Project under UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)


The formation of the UCCN revolves around the basic premise of the United Nations about cities as catalysts of the creative economy where art and cultural practices generate livelihoods, an ideas extended and solidified through Sustainable Development Goal 11: Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. UCCN aims to be a collaborative platform where cities with creative industries can share best practices, built in each other’s capacities and find ways for mutual cooperation in the presence of developmental challenges.

“Destination Sri Lanka” showcased at the 25th PTAA Travel and Tour Expo 2018 – Manila, Philippines


Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila with the support of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), participated at the 25th Philippine Travel Agencies Association Travel and Tour Expo 2018 from 09th to 11th February 2018 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila.