Sri Lanka High Commissioner pays courtesy call on the UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field

The new High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom Manisha Gunasekera paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mark Field, MP, on Thursday 17 January 2019 in London. The Strengthening of the strong bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and the UK, and issues of relevance in the political and economic spheres were discussed during the meeting. The High Commissioner updated Minister Mark Field on current developments in Sri Lanka, and acknowledged the support extended by the UK Government towards the country’s reconciliation process.  The High Commissioner was accompanied to the meeting by Deputy High Commissioner Sugeeshwara Gunaratna.

High Commission of Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom

21 January 2019

Ceremonial Commencement of Work for the New Year by the Sri Lanka High Commission in London

The programme commenced with the hoisting of the National Flag of Sri Lanka at the Chancery building by the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom Manisha Gunasekera, followed by the singing of the National Anthem of Sri Lanka by High Commission staff. Thereafter, two minutes’ silence was observed to commemorate war heroes and all those who sacrificed their lives on behalf of the Motherland.  This was followed by the Oath of Public Servants delivered in Sinhala and Tamil languages.

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