The international gem and jewellery trade show FACETS Sri Lanka is scheduled to make a comeback in 2023 after a hiatus of two years. The event will be held from 7th to 9th January at Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
For details, please visit http://www.facetssrilanka.com
Sri Lanka High Commission in London facilitated the participation of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and 57 partners of the travel trade at the World Travel Market (WTM) which was held at the ExCeL London on 07- 09 November 2022.
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High Commission of Sri Lanka in London in collaboration with the Sri Lanka – United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce and Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) in Sri Lanka organised ‘Sri Lanka Technology Forum 2022’ on 04 November 2022 with the objective of promoting Sri Lanka as one of world’s leading destination for building digital products and showcaing the potential of Sri Lankan IT/BPO/Fintech sectors especially to leading UK tech firms. » Read more
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London held its annual Deepavali celebrations, with the attendance of British Sri Lankan community on 28 October 2022 at the High Commission premises.
Celebrations commenced with Hindu religious observances led by Visveswara Sarma Kurukkal, who invoked blessings on those who were present at the occasion, as well as on Sri Lanka and its people.
Addressing the gathering, High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena stated that the cultural aspects of Deepavali bring joy and excitement to all Sri Lankans alike, and with that in mind the High Commission together with the British Sri Lankan community has put effort into creating a glimpse of this colourful festival. She added that it was happy to see the diverse mosaic of British Sri Lankans present at the celebrations, and invited them to join hands with Sri Lanka to overcome current economic challenges.
The event included Bharatanatyam performances by the Global Award-winning Dance Guru Kalasuri Thivya Sujen, Bharathanatyam Artist Niranshana Sureshkumar and students of Usha Raghavan, Director of Kalasagara, UK: Preeti Mahenthran, Dheekshana Chandrasekar, Shreya Warrier and Akshadha Murali.
The performers were presented with tokens of appreciation by High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena and Kanagaratnam Rajamenon, Managing Director of the Leaf Hotels Group in Kent who sponsored the celebrations.
The concluding remarks were delivered by Deputy High Commissioner Samantha Pathirana.
At the conclusion of the official programme, the attendees were served with a dinner of traditional cuisine of Northern Sri Lanka.
High Commission of Sri Lanka
28 October 2022
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Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies,
Ladies & Gentlemen,
I am honoured to represent Sri Lanka at the 77th session of the UNGA; a session which, after two years, brings together world leaders post pandemic to an Assembly in person.
Permit me the honour of congratulating His Excellency Csaba Kőrösi on being elected President of the current session. Mr. President, Sri Lanka looks forward to working closely with you and your team in the year ahead. » Read more
President Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the UK from 17 – 20 September 2022 to attend the State Funeral Service of The Late Queen Elizabeth II.
On Sunday, 18 September, the President accompanied by the First Lady Prof Maithree Wickramasinghe and High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Saroja Sirisena attended the Lying-in-State of the Late Queen at the Palace of Westminster which was followed by a Reception hosted by His Majesty King Charles III at the Buckingham Palace. » Read more