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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Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosts a reception in honour of visiting Sri Lanka Cricket Team to ICC World Cup 2019: Highlights unity and co-existence through cricket

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne presenting a cricket bat signed by the team to the Commonwealth Secretary General, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC as an endorsement of the Commonwealth ‘Peace at the Crease’ initiative. Also in the picture is Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the UK H E Manisha Gunasekera.

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Minister of State for Commonwealth and UN Lord Tariq Ahmad signs Condolence Book at Sri Lanka High Commission in London.

The Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, and the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief visited the Sri Lanka High Commission on Thursday 02 May 2019 to sign the Book of Condolence following the tragic terror attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.  The Lord Ahmad was received by the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Manisha Gunasekera.  In a discussion with the High Commissioner, the Lord Ahmad extended his deep condolences to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka and referred to the support being extended by the UK Government to Sri Lanka in various spheres in the aftermath of this tragedy.  As the UK Prime Minister’s Envoy on Freedom of Religion, the Lord Ahmad extended his particular concern and sadness with regard to the indiscriminate targeting of a particular religious community, and highlighted the need to build further on interfaith harmony and understanding in the aftermath of this tragedy.  The High Commissioner expressed her deep appreciation to Lord Ahmad for the expression of concern, support and solidarity with Sri Lanka following the unprecedented multiple terror attacks.

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Members of Parliament, faith leaders and Sri Lankan diaspora deplore Sri Lanka terror attacks as ‘not in our name’ and propound universal loving kindness and solidarity at inter-faith meeting in UK Parliament

The Lord Sheikh Member of the House of Lords welcoming the gathering at the interfaith meeting

UK Members of Parliament, faith leaders and the British Sri Lankan community leaders deplored the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka, condoled with the victims’ families, and propounded universal loving kindness at an inter-faith meeting held in the House of Lords, Westminster on Monday 29 April 2019.  The interfaith meeting was organised by the Lord Sheikh, Member of the House of Lords in partnership with the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the UK Manisha Gunasekera, in remembrance of the victims of the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

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