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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Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosts a reception in honour of visiting Sri Lanka Cricket Team to ICC World Cup 2019: Highlights unity and co-existence through cricket

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne presenting a cricket bat signed by the team to the Commonwealth Secretary General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC as an endorsement of the Commonwealth ‘Peace at the Crease’ initiative. Also in the picture is Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the UK H E Manisha Gunasekera.

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Members of Parliament, faith leaders and Sri Lankan diaspora deplore Sri Lanka terror attacks as ‘not in our name’ and propound universal loving kindness and solidarity at inter-faith meeting in UK Parliament

The Lord Sheikh Member of the House of Lords welcoming the gathering at the interfaith meeting

UK Members of Parliament, faith leaders and the British Sri Lankan community leaders deplored the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka, condoled with the victims’ families, and propounded universal loving kindness at an inter-faith meeting held in the House of Lords, Westminster on Monday 29 April 2019.  The interfaith meeting was organised by the Lord Sheikh, Member of the House of Lords in partnership with the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the UK Manisha Gunasekera, in remembrance of the victims of the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Other Dignitaries sign Condolence Book at Sri Lanka High Commission in London

The Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP signing the Condolence Book at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London. High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the UK H E Manisha Gunasekera is also in the picture.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP visited the Sri Lanka High Commission in London on Thursday 25 April 2019 to offer condolences to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka following the tragic terror attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. The Home Secretary was received by the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the UK Manisha Gunasekera.  Following the signing of the Book of Condolence, in a brief meeting with the High Commissioner, the Home Secretary conveyed his deepest condolences to the Sri Lankan Government and its people, especially to the families of the victims, as well as to the British Sri Lankan community in the UK.  He expressed the support and solidarity of the UK Government to Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the brutal attacks.  The High Commissioner extended her deep appreciation to the Home Secretary for his concern and support, and for the cooperation extended by the UK Government in the aftermath of this tragedy. 

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