Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award for her vision and commitment to peace and reconciliation

Former President H E Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga being presented with the 2019 Common Ground Award by H E Roza Otunbayeva, 2018 Common Ground Awardee and the first female President of Kyrgyzstan

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka’s first and only female President, was awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award for her vision, courage and commitment to peace and reconciliation by Search for Common Ground at a reception organized in her honour on Monday 17 June 2019 at the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords in London. The former President received the award from Roza Otunbayeva, the 2018 Common Ground Awardee and the first female President of Kyrgyzstan.

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High Commissioner Manisha Gunasekera Meets with the UK Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace

 

High Commissioner Manisha Gunasekera met with the UK Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime Ben Wallace on Thursday 13 June 2019 at the Home Office in London.  The High Commissioner had a productive discussion with Minister Wallace on issues of relevance and mutual interest including cooperation in the area of counter-terrorism. The meeting took place as follow up to the Minister’s visit to Sri Lanka on 02 – 03 May 2019.  

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Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosts Annual Iftar Dinner with British Sri Lankan Muslim Community, Community Representatives and Faith Leaders

Welcome Address by High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK Manisha Gunasekera

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London hosted its annual Iftar Dinner on Wednesday 22 May at the Mission premises.  The Iftar Dinner was organized in collaboration with the Council of Sri Lankan Muslim Organizations (COSMOS UK), with the participation of the British Sri Lankan Muslim community, representatives of key British Sri Lankan associations in the UK, as well as distinguished faith leaders representing the four main religions in Sri Lanka.  The representatives of the Sri Lanka Islamic Association and the Sri Lanka Malay Association also participated in the Iftar.  The Lord Mohamed Sheikh, member of the House of Lords, friend of Sri Lanka and President of the Conservative Muslim Forum, was the Guest of Honour.

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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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