High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Manisha Gunasekera met with the chaplain to the Sinhalese speaking community in the Archdioceses of Westminster and Southwark Rev. Father Sudam Perera at the Church of St Mary Magdalen in Willesden Green on Wednesday 28th November 2018.
The High Commissioner was accompanied by Counsellor of the High Commission Augustin Christyruban.
Sri Lanka has been named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet.
Sri Lanka is experiencing its moment in the equatorial sun and change is coming swiftly. The nation has plenty for families, adventure seekers, eco-tourists, wellness seekers and food lovers, capable of facilitating all income groups. The country has to offer many travel products including among others, diverse opportunities on beach holidays, eco-tourism, yoga retreats, national parks which are home to a range of animals, adventure and much more.
The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a list of names published online by the ITJP (International Truth and Justice Project). According to the ITJP, this list, which presently consists of 351 names and can be accessed at http://www.disappearance.itjpsl.com/#lang=english is of persons who are alleged to have disappeared while in the custody of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in May 2009.
Sri Lanka elected to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Sri Lanka was elected today, 06 June 2018, to one of four (04) seats available for the Asia-Pacific, in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, for the period 2018-2022, at the election that took place in Paris during the 7th General Assembly of UNESCO.
Participating in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, President Sirisena highlighted Sri Lanka’s blue-green growth strategy for sustainable development
President Maithripala Sirisena represented Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and participated in connected meetings and events in London from 16 to 21 April 2018. The formal Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting consists of the pre-meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the formal meeting of the Heads of Government and the Leaders Retreat. President Sirisena was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana. » Read more
President Maitripala Sirisena attended the Cultural Pageant at the Harrow Leisure Centre in the afternoon of 21 April 2018, organised by the Sri Lanka Education, Cultural and Welfare Foundation and the Kingsbury Buddhist Temple, London presided over by its patron, Aggamahapanditha Ven. Galayaye Piyadassi Thero.
Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health was launched in London, today (20). President Maithripala Sirisena joined as the Chief Guest on the occasion.