High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama discusses enhancing parliamentary relations with the APPG for Sri Lanka
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Rohitha Bogollagama met Dr Matthew Offord MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Sri Lanka today, 28 November 2023 at the Houses of Parliament.
High Commissioner Bogollagama and MP Offord engaged in productive discussions on the enhancement of parliamentary relations between the two countries particularly through exchange of parliamentary delegations. » Read more
High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama addresses the 03rd Commonwealth Trade and Investment Summit in London
High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama attended the 03rd Commonwealth Trade and Investment Summit (CTIS), organised by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), which is being held in London on 27th & 28th November 2023. The CTIS was attended by many Commonwealth dignitaries including the participation of head of state from Samoa, Ministers of Trade and Industry of Ghana and Nigeria, High Commissioners, senior officials, business leaders, technocrats etc, from across the Commonwealth, for two-day sessions, meetings, round table sessions and networking.
High Commissioner attended the opening session of the 33rd Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
The Assembly is the highest governing body of the organization which is responsible for approving the work programme and budget, determining financial arrangements, and electing the IMO Council. The Assembly consists of all IMO Member States and meets once every two years. » Read more
Sri Lanka High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama visited the Sri Lankan Catholic Chaplaincy in the United Kingdom
High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama was received by Parish Priest Mgr. Roger Reader and Sri Lankan Chaplain Rev. Ruwan Deshapriya together with Sri Lankan Catholic community in the United Kingdom. » Read more
Sri Lanka High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama visited the Kingsbury Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre in the United Kingdom
High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama was greeted by Ven. Handupelpola Mahinda Thero, Ven. Akuratiye Nanda Thero, Ven. Wilbagedara Gnanissara Thero, Ven. Galayaye Dhammadassi Thero, and Ven. Hallindola Hemaloka Thero together with the Sri Lankan Buddhist community associated with the temple.
Sri Lanka High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama interacts with the Sri Lanka – UK Chamber of Commerce (SLUKCC)
High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom met with the members of the Board of Directors of the SL-UKCC at the High Commission today, 24 November 2023.
Along with Mr Shehan Silva, President of the SL-UKCC and Head of Digital Solutions at HSBC, Mr Charles de Alwis, General Secretary of the SL-UKCC and Legal Counsel & Company Secretary, Ms Thana Sivasambu, Managing Director of RUCI Products Mr Safdar Bandukwala, Director at Amari Commodities Ltd and Mr Eranga Pathirage, Global Head- HR at Virtusa joined the meeting, The Board of Directors presented High Commissioner Bogollagama with an overview of the SL-UKCC, outlining the activities already conducted in collaboration with the High Commission and the lineup of activities for 2024. » Read more
The High Commissioner discussed with Lord Brennan Kc, matters related to Sri Lanka-United Kingdom bilateral relations with a special emphasis on economic engagement. High Commissioner briefed Lord Brennan the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka and highlighted that Lord Brennan’s expertise in this area would significantly contribute to Sri Lanka’s journey in reconciliation, recovery, and progressive development.
High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama presented the Open Copy of his Letter of Credence to Ms Victoria Busby OBE, Vice Marshal and Director of Protocol at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on 23 November 2023, before the formal and ceremonial presentation of Credentials to His Majesty King Charles III.
High Commissioner Bogollagama thanked Ms Busby for granting an early opportunity to present the open copy of his Letter of Credence and stated that he looks forward to further enhancing the close and cordial relations between Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. High Commissioner Bogollagama extended warm greetings of President Ranil Wickremesinghe to His Majesty King Charles III for the continued progress and prosperity of the country and the peoples of the United Kingdom. He requested greater understanding by the UK Government on matters related to Sri Lanka which will lead to wider and deeper engagement between the two countries.