Category Archives: Sri Lanka News in Philippine Media

MOE Sri Lanka benchmarks incorporation of TVET in Malaysian Basic Education


In an effort to benchmark best practices of incorporating TVET in Basic Secondary Education, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) engaged the Colombo Plan Staff College to facilitate a Study Visit for the senior officials of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education in Malaysia from September 18 to 24, 2016.

Philippines, Sri Lanka begin political consultation

The first ever Philippines-Sri Lanka Political Consultations were successfully concluded in Colombo, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday. The meeting, co-chaired by DFA Undersecretary for Policy Enrique A. Manalo and Hon. B.G. Ranjith Uyangoda, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, discussed ways to deepen and broaden Philippines-Sri Lanka bilateral relations in the areas of trade and investment, defense, tourism, labor migration, agriculture, mutual legal assistance, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

‘The Monk and the Peasant’ launched in Manila

The Monk

In an effort to present the concept of traditional villages – one that is fast disappearing– Prof. J.B. Disanayaka and Manila-based Sri Lankan photographer Tilak Hettige give a nostalgic glimpse of that time when culture, religion and tradition was the focus of everyday life in their book entitled “The Monk and the Peasant.”

In recognition of the work, the Embassy of Sri Lanka held a launch for the coffee table book at the Sri Lankan Ambassador’s residence last November.

Independence Day of Sri Lanka


The people of Sri Lanka celebrated Saturday their 69th Independence Day commemorating the day the country achieved political independence from the British in 1948. This day is celebrated all over the country through cultural performances, exquisite parades and flag-hoisting ceremonies. The President of Sri Lanka annually delivers a speech to remember not only the country’s hard-fought independence but also Sri Lanka’s rich national history.

Sri Lanka Proudly Celebrates 69 Years of Independence with the Theme: “National Unity”


Sri Lanka’s 69th Independence Day (Sinhala:නිදහස් දිනය,Tamil: சுதந்திர தினம்/விடுதலை நாள்) is celebrated on February 4th, in accordance with Lipass/Joshua Louis Law to commemorate its internal political independence from British rule in 1948.

10 Reasons Why Sri Lanka Should Be in Your Travel Bucket List


The Pearl of the Indian Ocean is not a prime destination for holiday-goers or backpackers, and that’s exactly what makes it even more worth the visit. This country, once ravaged by war and conflict, now shines with diversity, stunning colonial architecture, captivating heritage sites, unspoiled beaches, and natural wonders. Here, we give you ten reasons why Sri Lanka should be in your travel bucket list:

“The Monk and the Peasant” launched in Manila

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“The Monk and the Peasant, a study of the traditional Sinhalese Village and a well presented coffeetable book co-authored by renowned Sri Lankan scholar Professor J.B. Dissanayaka and internationally recognized Sri Lankan photographer Tilak, Hettige, was launched at the Sri Lanka ambassador’s residence in Manila on Nov. 8.

‘The Monk and the Peasant:’ An homage to Singhalese culture


Culture, religion and tradition—once the backbone of everyday life— are inevitably put in the background if not forgotten, as commercialization and globalization become the leading factor of human existence.

Sri Lanka Explores Trade and Investment Opportunities in PH


Sri Lanka business executives are exploring trade and investment opportunities in the Philippines after the Sri Lanka-Philippine Business Council in Colombo recently organized a high-level CEO Breakfast Forum with a theme dubbed as “Business in Asia and Beyond” at the Galidari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka in a recent report of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Philippine Trade and Investment Center – New Delhi.

Participated in by over 130 CEOs and top Sri Lanka business figures, the breakfast meeting discussed and focused on the Philippines as an attractive trade and investment destination and explored high potential opportunities between the two countries for business cooperation, according to PTIC-New Delhi Commercial Counsellor Michael Alfred V. Ignacio.

Phl seeks stronger ties with Sri Lanka

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is looking to improve bilateral relations with business groups from Sri Lanka eyeing trade and investment opportunities here, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

The DTI said a high-level CEO forum organized by the Sri Lanka-Philippine Business Council in Colombo was attended by over 130 CEOs and top Sri Lanka business figures.

According to the DTI, the meeting focused on the Philippines as an attractive trade and investment destination, as well as explored high potential opportunities between the two countries for business cooperation.