The largest stupa in Europe at the Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara was opened to the public on 16 September 2023 by Ven. Dr. Witharandeniye Kassapa Nayaka Thera O.B.E, the Chief Incumbent of Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara, Deputy Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain, and the Vice President of Sri Lankan Sangha Sabha of Great Britian. High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena attended the opening ceremony on the invitation of Ven. Dr. Witharandeniye Kassapa Nayaka Thera on 16 September 2023.
High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena presents credentials as Sri Lanka’s first Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
On 08 September 2023, High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena presented credentials to Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as Sri Lanka’s first Permanent Representative to the IMO.
No-pay Foreign Leave
The following documents should be submitted to extend No-pay Foreign Leave.
- Request letter addressed to the relevant authority through Sri Lanka High Commission, London. The letter needs to be consisted with all the contact details of the relevant authority.
- Previous Leave approved Letter
- Valid Visa
- An utility bill to prove the residing address
- Any other supporting documents related to the request
Please note that all supporting documents should be submitted in originals with 01 set of photocopies of each, on one side of A4 size paper.
* The applicant should be present to hand over the request.
*There is a fee of GBP 20/= for processing the request.
Press Release: High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena attends Aktha Pathra Ceremony of Ven. Makure Mangala Nayaka Thera, Chief Incumbent of East London Buddhist Cultural Centre (Lumbini Vihara)
High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena attended the felicitation ceremony and Aktha Pathra Ceremony of Ven. Makure Mangala Nayaka Thera, Chief Incumbent of East London Buddhist Cultural Centre (Lumbini Vihara), the Deputy Head Priest of Makandura Sri Saranankaramaya and the Vice President of the Sri Lanka Sangha Sabha of the United Kingdom on 15th July 2023.
Press Release: The Festival of Cricket 2023 successfully held under the patronage of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in the United Kingdom
The FoC, known as the largest community event in the UK and considered as one of the largest in Europe, is a highly anticipated annual social event among the British Sri Lankan community. The FoC brings the largest overseas Sri Lankan community together in the spirit of cricket, spreading good-will and camaraderie. Since its inception in 1989, with Old Boys Associations of six schools, the FoC has grown into a major platform uniting over thirty old pupils’ associations representing a wide range of schools in Sri Lanka. » Read more