The inaugural UK- Sri Lanka Strategic Dialogue was held at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
The inaugural UK- Sri Lanka Strategic Dialogue was held at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, in London on 18 April 2023. Discussions were held on matters of mutual interest.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Sri Lanka Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Happy New Year
Message by H.E. the President on the occasion of the New Year
The Easter Message of H.E Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka
Trade and Investment related Web Links in Sri Lanka
|1||Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka||http://www.doc.gov.lk|
|2||Sri Lanka Export Development Board||http://www.srilankabusiness.com|
|3||Sri Lanka Tea Board||http://www.pureceylontea.com|
|4||Coconut Development Authority||https://www.cda.gov.lk|
|5||Sri Lanka Gems and Jewellery Authority||http://ngja.gov.lk|
|6||Palmyrah Development Board||www.pdb.gov.lk|
|7||Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources||https://fisheriesdept.gov.lk|
|8||National Craft Council||http://craftscouncil.gov.lk|
|9||Board of Investment of Sri Lanka||http://www.investsrilanka.com|
|10||Sri Lanka Standard Institute||http://www.slsi.lk|
|11||Sri Lanka Accreditation Board||https://www.slab.lk|
|12||Registration of Companies||http://www.drc.gov.lk|
|13||National Intellectual Property Office||https://www.nipo.gov.lk|
|14||Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization & National Policies||http://www.treasury.gov.lk|
|15||Central Bank of Sri Lanka||http://www.cbsl.gov.lk|
|16||Sri Lanka Customs||http://www.customs.gov.lk|
|17||Department of Import Export Control||http://www.imexport.gov.lk|
|18||National Plant Quarantine Service||https://doa.gov.lk|
|19||Department of Export Agriculture||https://dea.gov.lk|
|20||Department of Animal Production & Health||http://www.daph.gov.lk|
|21||The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce||https://www.chamber.lk|
|22||Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka||http://www.fccisl.lk|
|23||National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka||http://www.nationalchamber.lk|
|24||National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka||http://nce.lk|
|25||Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce||https://www.wcicsl.lk|
|26||The Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs||http://coyle.lk|
|27||The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries||https://cnci.lk|
|28||Joint Apparel Association Forum Sri Lanka||http://www.srilankaapparel.com|
|29||Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association||http://www.srilanka-apparel.com|
|30||Sri Lanka Association of Software Industry||http://www.slasscom.lk|
|31||The Spice Council of Sri Lanka||https://srilankanspices.com|
Ceylon Tea, finest orthodox tea gifted to the world from Sri Lanka promoted at the UK Parliament
On 15th March 2023, High Commission, together with Sri Lanka Tea Board organized afternoon tea at the Terrace Pavilion, at the Palace of Westminster during the visit of Foreign Minister Ali Sabry to the United Kingdom. The event was a platform to promote Ceylon tea, the finest orthodox tea gifted to the world from Sri Lanka. The Rt Hon the Lord Naseby PC facilitated the event at which over 60 invitees including the Members of the Houses of Parliament, UK government officials, representatives of the UK tea trade, travel and food magazines participated.
Foreign Minister Ali Sabry participates at the Commonwealth Day
Foreign Minister Ali Sabry who is on an official visit to the UK to participate at the 22nd Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meeting attended a number of events commemorating the Commonwealth Day on 13 March 2023.
The main event was the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in which His Majesty King Charles III, Queen Consort and members of the Royal Family attended. Ven Dr Bogoda Seelawimala, Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain and Chief Incumbent of London Buddhist Vihara invoked blessings on the Commonwealth of nations and its peoples on behalf of Buddhists, during the service. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence, the High Commission of Sri Lanka to the UK facilitated Roshani Abbey and Nuwan Hugh Perera, Sri Lankan artistes to perform at the service. The Service also featured a procession of young flag bearers representing each of the 56 nations of the Commonwealth, where Miss Thejani Mahadiulwewa carried the Sri Lankan flag.
Foreign Minister Sabry also attended the reception hosted by His Majesty King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on the occasion of the Commonwealth Day.
Earlier in the day Foreign Minister Sabry participated at the Commonwealth Day ceremonial flag raising hosted by The Right Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons at the Palace of Westminster and laid a wreath at the wreath-laying ceremony at the Commonwealth Memorial Gates, to pay tribute to the 5 million servicemen and women who were in the Armed Forces during the First and Second World Wars, and at the flag-raising event for the Commonwealth Flag for Peace at Marlborough House.
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK Saroja Sirisena was associated with Foreign Minister Sabry at these events.
High Commission of Sri Lanka
14 March 2023