Historic Vesak Celebration at No. 10 Downing Street

No. 10 Downing Street hosted its first-ever Vesak celebration in history on 22nd May, 2024. This significant occasion, marking the Birth, Enlightenment, and Passing Away of Gautama Buddha, was attended by distinguished guests including His Excellency Rohitha Bogollagama, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and Madam Deepthi Bogollagama.

The celebration was organized by Baroness Scott, Minister for Faith, and graced by the presence of Venerable Seelawimala Thero, Chief Sanganayake of Great Britain and Chief Incumbent of the London Buddhist Vihara. » Read more

Second Sri Lanka – UK Strategic Dialogue held in Colombo

The Second Sri Lanka – UK Strategic Dialogue was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 07 May 2024. The Sri Lanka delegation at the meeting was led by Director General / Europe and North America Shobini Gunasekera and the UK side by Director / India and Indian Ocean Directorate at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Ben Mellor.  Discussions were also held with Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane.

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