High Commission of Sri Lanka in London commemorates the 75th Anniversary of Independence with a series of events


The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London organised a series of events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Independence. The year 2023 also marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and the UK.

On 2nd February 2023, High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena in partnership with Mr David Rose, Managing Director of Garment Services Group Ltd which has a long association with Sri Lanka for over four decades, hosted a luncheon at the Dorchester Hotel with the former Prime Minister of UK, David Cameron as the Guest of honour. The other guests included Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Sri Lanka; Lord Marland, Chairman Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and The Rt Hon Nigel Adams MP. Captains of British industry in partnership with Sri Lanka and President of Sri Lanka-UK Chamber of Commerce were also amongst the invitees. Addressing the gathering, Mr Cameron referred to Sri Lanka’s resilient spirit and potential to emerge out of adversity with the support of the friends in the international community. High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena in her remarks requested the guests to continue the trust UK has placed in Sri Lanka as a resilient destination for business. » Read more

British Leaders and the Diplomatic Community celebrate Sri Lanka’s 75th Independence

The Right Hon. Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP,  Speaker of the House of Commons was the Chief Guest at the reception to commemorate Sri Lanka’s 75th Anniversary of Independence organised by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 8th February 2023.

Members of the Houses of Parliament, Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps,  Heads of Missions and members of the Diplomatic community, representatives of the British business community and friends and well-wishers were amongst the invitees to celebrate this special occasion. » Read more

Facility to complete Arrival and Departure Card online

Facilities have been provided to complete the arrival cards by foreigners coming to Sri Lanka and Departure cards by Sri Lankans leaving the country  online with effect from 01-01-2023.

The air passengers can fill this card online three days prior to their travel, via the official web site www.immigration.gov.lk of the Department of Immigration and Emigration or through  https://eservices.immigration.gov.lk/emb/eEmbarkation/’#/home-page web page.

Sri Lanka – United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce holds the first Annual General Meeting

The Sri Lanka – UK Chamber of Commerce held its first Annual General Meeting at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London on 12th January 2023 under the patronage of the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Saroja Sirisena.

The Sri Lanka – UK Chamber of Commerce was launched on 26th October 2021 in the presence of the then Foreign Minister Prof G L Peiris and the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Sri Lanka Lord Davies of Abersoch under the auspicious of the Sri Lanka High Commission in the UK, with a view to strengthening the bilateral trade relations, promoting of investment, tourism and Small and Medium Enterprises. The Chamber comprises core groups of its membership to promote the diverse sectors including tea, apparel, Fintech & IT, food & beverages, tourism, and services. » Read more

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