Sri Lanka High Commission in London celebrates Deepavali with the participation of British Sri Lankan community

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London held its annual Deepavali celebrations on 19 November 2021 at the High Commission premises, with the attendance of British Sri Lankan community, Councillors, UK Government representatives, and other dignitaries.

Celebrations commenced with Hindu religious observances led by Sivashri Eladchumi Thiyagaraja Kurukkal from Vel Murugan Temple in Watford, who invoked blessings on those who were present at the occasion, as well as on Sri Lanka and its people. » Read more

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa participates at the World Leaders Summit of COP26

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa participating at the World Leaders Summit of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) addressed the plenary on 01 November 2021.

He stated that Sri Lanka as a developing tropical island nation with abundant biodiversity, is deeply aware of the impacts of climate change, and its rich philosophical heritage, shaped by Lord Buddha’s teachings, places great value on environmental integrity. He also called upon all nations to work together in a spirit of true cooperation to overcome climate crisis and sustain humanity and the planet. » Read more

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