Category Archives: Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

Ambassadors in Marawi: Published by Manila Standard, 3rd April 2018

Ambassador of Laos HE Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune; Ambassador of Sri Lanka HE  Aruni Ranaraja; Ambassador of Singapore HE Kok Li peng; Ambassador of  Vietnam HE Ly Quoc Tuan; Ms. Urawadee Sriphiromya (Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Royal Thai Embassy; Co-Founder Tarlac Heritage Foundation Isa Cojuangco Suntay; Ambassador of Paksitan HE Aman Rashid; and Ambassador of India HE Jaideep Mazumdar. Pose for a photo opportunity at the Philippine Army Bahay Pag-asa Phase 2 Project in Brgy Mipaga, Marawi City features a 500 sq m Hardin ng Lunas composed of Vegetables and Herbs for the intended Residents. Members of the Diplomatic Corps were amazed to see such a feature as part of this housing community as well as the others amenities - a basketball court, volleyball court, 60 parking slots, a community center with a 50inch LED TV, deep well, water storage facilities, 2 Children’s Playroom w/a learning center, electric connection per house,.Also with the ambassadors is Lt.Gen. Rolando Joselito D.Bautista AFP, Commanding General Philippine Army; MGEN Roseller Murillo AFP (1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Division Commander and BGEN Arnold Fernandez AFP (54th Engineering Brigade).

The local community welcomes members of the diplomatic corps to the Philippine Army Bahay Pag-asa Phase 2 Housing Project in Brgy. Mipaga, Marawi City. Ambassadors Kok Li Peng of Singapore, Aruni Ranaraja of Sri Lanka, Igor Anatolyevich Khovaev of Russia, Jaideep Mazumdar of India, Ly Quoc Tuanm of Vietnam, Aman Rashid of Pakistan, and Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune of Laos visited the one-hectare Immediate Shelter and Accommodation housing complex.

Envoys, public-private partnerships spread hope, joy for Marawi residents: Published by Nonie Reyes of Business Mirror, 11 April 2018


LANAO DEL SUR—The effects of last year’s fighting in Marawi City cannot simply be downplayed, especially upon seeing the devastation in what was once one of Mindanao’s most beautiful cities.

On Maundy Thursday, some members of the country’s diplomatic community visited a temporary shelter for evacuees at the Bahay Pag-Asa in Phase 2 of Marawi City’s Barangay Mipaga.

New AFP chief: All structures in Marawi’s ground zero unsafe: Published by Mr. Robert Jaworski L. Abano of Philippine Daily Inquirer, 07 April 2018


ZAMBOANGA CITY—Incoming Armed Forces Chief Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez expressed objection to allowing residents of Marawi to return to their homes, saying all structures in ground zero of the war on Islamic State (IS) in the city had suffered serious damage that made these unsafe.



Sign for Peace: Published by Daily Tribune News, 3rd April 2018


Army Chief Lt. General Rolando Bautista (5th from left) and Tarlac Heritage Foundation Inc. co-founder Dr. Isa Suntay (3rd from left at the back) pose at the Hardin ng Lunas with Singapore Ambassador Kok Li Peng, Sri Lanka Ambassador Aruni Ranaraja, India Ambassador Jaideep Mazumdar

Duterte Fist: Published by Pilipino Mirror, 1st April 2018

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Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, Commanding General of the Philippine Army (5th from left), and Tarlac Heritage Foundation, Inc.  co-founder Dr. Isa Suntay (3rd from left, back), together with officials of the military and Republic of Singapore Ambassador  Kok Li Peng, Sri Lanka Ambassador  Aruni Ranaraja, India Ambassador Jaideep Mazumdar, Vietnam Ambassador  Ly Quoc Tuan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan Ambassador  Aman Rashid, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Royal Thai Embassy  Urawadee Sriphiromya and Laos Ambassador  Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune, pose for a  Duterte fist after visiting  Bahay Pag-asa Phase 2 Housing Project in Brgy. Mipaga, Marawi City.

Sri Lankan ambassador’s party–like a UN general assembly: Published by Mr. George Sison of Philippine Daily Inquirer, 11 February 2018


Your mantra for the week: “I now keep my focus on the things I like, and I always attract them.”

There are only four things we attract into our lives: the things we like; those we don’t like; the ones we love; and those we hate. Whether consciously or otherwise, what we have in mind and in our hearts most of the time is what we experience in our lives.

AMIC 2017: Rethinking communication (Published on 21 September 2017 by Philippine Star)

In 1971, the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) was established to encourage ethical and social responsibility of the media to support democratic access and participation in  media development and production. The international, non-profit, non-government organization serves as a regional research hub for media and communication issues.

2 Asian communication icons to be honored at int’l media conference (Published on 20 September 2017 by Rappler)


Two Asian communication icons – a theorist and a practitioner – will be given one of the highest honors in the field of communication in Asia by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) on September 27 at Miriam College, Quezon City.

Ex-teacher helps rebuild scarred lives in Sri Lanka (Published on 04 September 2017 by Philstar Global)


MANILA, Philippines –  For someone who has experienced first-hand war, violence and disaster in her home country, not to mention caring for and supporting practically all types of victims and leading survivors through the healing process, it must be easy to get disillusioned, lose hope and just give up on life.

5 Asian heroes, 1 theater group recognized winners of 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards (Published on 01 September 2017 by Manila Bulletin)

Photo shows the awardees of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Thursday night.
Cecilia Garrucho of the Philippine Educational Theatre Association(PETA), Tony Tay of Singapore, Gethsie Shanmugam of Sri Lanka, Philippine Vice President, Maria Leonora Robredo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, Mr. Ramon Del Rosario, Abdon Nababan of Indonesia, Lilia De Lima of the Philippines and Yoshikai Ishizawa of Japan.

They address real and complex issues, take bold and innovative actions that engage others. They create outcomes that the ordinary individual can feel. They show unbelievable courage, initiative when faced with resource gaps, fight daunting adversity and strong opposition.

This was how Vice President Leni Robredo described on Thursday night this year’s six winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, considered the Asian version of the Nobel Peace Prize-at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City.