Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena Represents Sri Lanka at the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the Commonwealth in the UK

The Speaker of the Sri Lanka Parliament, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, attended the commemorations of the 75th Anniversary of the Commonwealth in the United Kingdom from 10th to 12th March, 2024 at the invitation of the Speaker of the UK House of Commons, the Right Honourable Sir Lindsay Hoyle.

On 10th March, Speaker Abeywardena attended the Commonwealth 75th Anniversary Dinner held in the historic Palace of Westminster hosted by Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle. The gathering saw the presence of numerous esteemed foreign dignitaries, including Speakers and Presiding Officers from over twenty Commonwealth nations. During the event, the Sri Lankan delegates engaged in fruitful discussions with other dignitaries present, shedding light on the progress achieved by Sri Lanka in both the democratic agenda and socioeconomic spheres amidst the country’s current situation. » Read more

Association of Old Anandians UK Honours High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama for Distinguished Service

The Association of Old Anandians in the UK proudly celebrated the distinguished career and contributions of esteemed past pupil, His Excellency Rohitha Bogollagama, Sri Lanka High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, at a felicitation ceremony held on February 24, 2024. The event brought together a distinguished gathering of past pupils of Ananda College, Colombo, residing across the United Kingdom, including the Major N.L.C. Perera, the oldest Anandian in the UK. The High Commissioner was warmly welcomed by the Association’s President, Champika Silva; Secretary, Lucian De Zoysa; and Treasurer, Chandrasoma Senanayake.   » Read more


The Sri Lanka High Commission in the United Kingdom commemorated Sri Lanka’s 76th Independence Day with a vibrant community celebration on February 17, 2024, at the Roystonhill Hub Community Centre in Glasgow, marking the first-ever such celebration in Scotland.

The event, tailored for the Sri Lankan community in Scotland, drew a significant turnout, with participation from community members and the presence of several Glasgow councillors. The organization of the event received key support from the Most Venerable Kamburawala Rewatha Nayaka Thera, the Chief Incumbent of the Scotland Buddhist Vihara, as well as Mr. David Nallaratnam, Director of the Cross Ethnic Community, along with its members. Noteworthy participation also included Reverend Morawaka Dhammarakkitha Thera, the Buddhist Chaplain of Strathclyde University in Glasgow, and representatives from various other religious faiths.

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High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama chaired “Sri Lanka Business Drive -2024” in Glasgow, Scotland

As part of the ‘Sri Lanka Business Drive – 2024’ initiative which was launched under the guidance of His Excellency Rohitha Bogollagama, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK, a business and investment networking breakfast Roundtable meeting, organised by the Sri Lanka High Commission, was held on 17th February 2024 at VOCO Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland,

This business gathering marked the first ever Sri Lankan business dialogue of that nature in Glasgow, organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in London in collaboration with the UK and the Sri Lankan business community in Scotland. The Roundtable event brought together around 20 senior selected representatives from various business and investment sectors, including notable institutions and companies as potential business partners for Sri Lanka such as the Glasgow Trade Chambers, Asia Scotland Institute, Scottish Asian Business Chamber, Scottish Financial Enterprise, Aberdeen City Council, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of West Scotland, University of Bolton, University of Strathclyde, National Trust for Scotland, Cross Ethnic Glasgow, Orwell Group, Belli International Real Estates, Unitas UK, Jacob Com Ltd, and LK Shipping etc,.

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The Sri Lanka High Commission in London Commemorates 76th Independence Day with Diverse Religious Ceremonies and Celebrations

The Sri Lanka High Commission in the United Kingdom celebrated the 76th Independence Day with a series of events spanning several days, embracing the nation’s rich cultural and religious diversity.

The commemoration began with religious ceremonies, starting with the Independence Day Celebrations on February 2nd, organized by the Sri Lanka Muslim Cultural Centre in association with the Council of Sri Lankan Muslim Organizations (COSMOS) UK. This was followed by Hindu and Buddhist religious ceremonies on February 3rd. On February 9th, an Evensong Church Service will take place at Westminster Abbey. » Read more

High Commissioner H.E. Rohitha Bogollagama met with the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister of State (Indo-Pacific)

High Commissioner H.E. Rohitha Bogollagama met with the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister of State (Indo-Pacific) on 06 January 2024 at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom.

The High Commissioner discussed with Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister of State, matters related to Sri Lanka-United Kingdom bilateral relations with a special emphasis on economic engagement. High Commissioner Bogollagama thanked Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan for furthering Sri Lanka-UK relations and briefed her on his priorities during his tenure to enhance bilateral relations.

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Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosts the ‘Sri Lanka Business Drive 2024’ Investment Roundtable with CWEIC

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in collaboration with the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) organised the ‘Sri Lanka Business Drive 2024’, an interactive Roundtable discussion on investments held on  2nd February 2024 at the ‘Ratnadeepa Hall’ of Sri Lanka High Commission, London. The event was presided over by His Excellency Rohitha Bogollagama, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
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