The Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC will arrive in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 01 August for a four-day official visit. This will be her first visit to the country since she assumed the Office of Secretary-General in April 2016. » Read more
The Policy Development Office (PDO) at the Office of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka has a few openings for interested volunteers, who are graduates of Sri Lankan origin of foreign universities looking for opportunities to gain skills and experience in the field of their interest. » Read more
The High Commission of Sri Lanka Hosts Event on Promoting the Rural Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Sector in Sri Lanka
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom facilitated a business promotion event on the theme ‘Help Sri Lanka for a Better Tomorrow’, organized by InfoMate (Private) Limited Sri Lanka, a subsidiary of the John Keells Group. The event focussed on the role of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in creating employment in Sri Lanka through impact sourcing. The main purpose of the session was to promote the Rural BPO sector of Sri Lanka and to attract businesses from the UK market to create more employment in the rural areas of the country. » Read more
The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a list of names published online by the ITJP (International Truth and Justice Project). According to the ITJP, this list, which presently consists of 351 names and can be accessed at http://www.disappearance.itjpsl.com/#lang=english is of persons who are alleged to have disappeared while in the custody of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in May 2009.
Sri Lanka elected to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Sri Lanka was elected today, 06 June 2018, to one of four (04) seats available for the Asia-Pacific, in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, for the period 2018-2022, at the election that took place in Paris during the 7th General Assembly of UNESCO.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London, United Kingdom held its Annual Ifthar reception on 25th May to commemorate the month of Ramadan, with the participation of the Sri Lankan community living in the UK.
Moulawi Salman of the Harrow Mosque led the prayers and addressed the gathering. Moulawi Salman blessed the country and the people of Sri Lanka, while recalling the significance of Ramadan. » Read more
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom facilitated an interactive investor forum organised by the Research and Intelligence Unit (RIU) to promote the Real Estate Market in Sri Lanka. The event was held at the High Commission on 17th May 2018.
A message from Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media was read out at the event. The Acting High Commissioner Sugeeshwara Gunaratna, in his welcome address, highlighted the economic strengths and challenges the country currently faces. He also spoke on opportunities for potential investors, who wish to invest in Sri Lanka.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom Holds Annual Pirith Chanting Ceremony and Almsgiving to Commemorate the Vesak Festival
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London, United Kingdom held its Annual Pirith Chanting Ceremony on 10th May followed by a Heel Dana (Almsgiving) on 11th May 2018 to commemorate the Vesak festival, with the participation of the Sri Lankan community living in the UK.
Special Screening of an Episode of the TV Serial ‘Made in Chelsea’ at the High Commission of Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka High Commission in London along with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau hosted a special screening on 02nd May 2018 of an episode of the popular TV serial ‘Made in Chelsea,’ which was filmed in Sri Lanka. The event was attended by a number of travel journalists including the Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, representatives of Shangri-La Hotels, Massey Partnership & actors and actresses starring in the TV show.
Sri Lanka Participated at the ‘Natural and Organic Products Europe’, in London from 22nd- 23rd April 2018
The Sri Lanka High Commission facilitated the participation of Sri Lanka Tea Board and four (04) Sri Lankan companies at the ‘Natural & Organic Products Europe’ trade show held from 22nd- 23rd April 2018 at ExCel, London. Euro-Scan Exports Private Ltd, Hidellana Tea Factory Private Ltd, Vivo Tea Company Ceylon Private Ltd and Lions Management Private Ltd took part in the trade show.