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A simple ceremonial commencement of work was held at the Chancery on Tuesday, 2nd January being the first working day for the year 2018 at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila.

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Embassy of Sri Lanka
Manila
2nd January 2018

News

President's Thai Pongal Message

I am extremely happy to convey my greetings to all the Hindus across the world celebrating Thaipongal, the festival that expresses gratitude to the nature. Since the dawn of civilisation, the importance of agriculture was widely known to human beings. In a background of the rural community migrating to urban areas abandoning agricultural farming to obtain material benefits from industrial and technological growth, the celebration of Thai Pongal depicts the ardent desire to protect and cherish ancient traditions to refill humanity ...

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Prime Minister's Thai Pongal Message

Thai Pongal is celebrated by Tamils all over the world as an occasion of considerable religious significance. As a festival that commemorates the harvest, it is also an occasion to be thankful to nature for the bountiful supply. The agrarian society possesses a deep reverence for the Sun God that goes back centuries. The Thai Pongal Festival personifies this tradition with meaning by consecrating the first fruits to Sun God who enables a rich harvest every year. The animals who contribute towards ...

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Response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Media Queries on the Resolution on the ‘Status of Jerusalem’ adopted at the tenth emergency special session of the UN General Assembly on 21 December 2017

Sri Lanka voted in favour of the resolution titled ‘Status of Jerusalem’ submitted by Yemen and Turkey in their capacity as Chair of the Arab Group and Chair of the Summit of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation, respectively, at the tenth emergency special session of the UN General Assembly, on 21 December 2017.

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JOINT STATEMENT BETWEEN MALAYSIA AND THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL VISIT OF HONORABLE DATO’ SRI MOHD NAJIB TUN ABDUL RAZAK, PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA TO SRI LANKA

At the invitation of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, undertook an official visit to Sri Lanka from 17-19 December 2017.

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The Consular Affairs Division wins e-Swabhimani Award

The Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs won an award in the category of ‘‘government and citizen engagement’’, at the Seventh e-Swabhimani 2017 awards ceremony, held at the Hotel Galadari  in Colombo on Thursday, 30th November 2017.

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Mission Activities

Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

A simple ceremonial commencement of work was held at the Chancery on Tuesday, 2nd January being the first working day for the year 2018 at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila.

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“Sri Lanka Culinary Delights” at the Taste of the World at Adamson

Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila participated at the “Taste of the World at Adamson”, organized by Adamson University of the Philippines on 06th December 2017 in Manila. Showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Sri Lanka, Embassy prepared splendid Sri Lankan dishes for the thousands of students who are studying at the Adamson University.

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A Taste of “Ceylon Tea” in Manila

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila showcased “Ceylon Teas” at the 51st International Bazaar on 26th November 2017, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

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Strengthening Cooperation in Agricultural Sector with the Philippines

Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Philippines, Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja, paid a courtesy call to Hon. Emmanuel Piñol, Secretary (Minister), Department of Agriculture, Philippines on 26th October 2017 at the Department of Agriculture in Manila.

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Gifting of Samadhi Buddha Statue to the Wisdom Park in Philippines

Hon. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Minister of Buddha Sasana and Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife of Sri Lanka, gifted a Samadhi Buddha Statue to the Universal Wisdom Foundation, Inc. (UWFI) as a token of goodwill to the friendly people of Philippines to promote loving kindness and peace through Buddhist principles and practices.

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Sri Lanka in Philippine Media

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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She helped rebuild war-scarred lives (Published on 01 September 2017 by INQUIRER.net)

For someone who has spent four decades trying to help rebuild the war-scarred lives of women and children in Sri Lanka, Gethsie Shanmugam still believes in young people, who, she thinks, will create a world far better than what she has seen.

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