Sri Lanka seeks assistance in preventing violent extremism

 Sri Lanka has sought expertise in preventing violent extremism (PVE) from the Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund (GCERF), in the post Easter Sunday scenario where violent extremism has become the biggest threat to national security. At the invitation of the Foreign Ministry, the Executive Director of GCERF, Dr. Khalid Koser was in Sri Lanka from 27 – 30 August, and met with political leaders, senior officials and other stakeholders with a view to ascertain possible programmes for GCERF assistance.

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Foreign Secretary Aryasinha calls for early inclusion of Sri Lanka as an ASEAN Sectoral Dialogue Partner

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha on Thursday (8 August 2019) called for an early decision by ASEAN to include Sri Lanka as an ASEAN Sectoral Dialogue Partner, in order to strengthen engagement with ASEAN and its member countries.This follows the submission to the ASEAN of Sri Lanka’s dossier for Sectoral Dialogue Partnership in March 2019.

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Sri Lanka High Commission in London welcomes the Sri Lanka Netball Team to the 2019 Netball World Cup

 

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom Manisha Gunasekera and senior staff of the High Commission met with the Sri Lanka Netball Team comprising Manager Trixie Nanayakkara, Coach Thilaka Jinadasa, Captain Chathurangi Jayasooriya and team members on Friday 05 July 2019 at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London.  The Sri Lanka team was in London to take part in the Netball World Cup 2019 being held in Liverpool in July 2019.  Sri Lanka qualified for the 2019 Netball World Cup as an Asian representative having won the 2018 Asian Netball Championship in Singapore.  High Commissioner Gunasekera warmly welcomed the Sri Lanka Netball team to the High Commission and extended the sincere best wishes of the Sri Lanka Government to the team for the Netball World Championship in Liverpool.

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Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Ravinatha Aryasinha Meets with the Permanent Under-Secretary of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald

 

Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Ravinatha Aryasinha met with the Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald on Wednesday 10 July at the FCO on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting in London.

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The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London holds Annual Pirith Ceremony and Almsgiving to Observe Vesak and to Invoke Blessings on Victims of the Easter Sunday Incidents

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London held its annual Pirith Ceremony on Thursday 16 May followed by a heel dana or almsgiving on the morning of Friday 17 May with the attendance of the Maha Sangha, the British Sri Lankan community in the United Kingdom and High Commission staff.  

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