On assuming duties, the newly appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom, Manisha Gunasekera visited the London Buddhist Vihara on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 to receive the blessings of Ven Bogoda Seelawimala Thero, the Chief Sanghanayake of Great Britain, and other members of the clergy.
The newly appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom, Manisha Gunasekera assumed duties at the Mission on 23rd October 2018. High Commissioner Gunasekera was received upon arrival, by Mr David Pearey, Special Representative of the UK Foreign Secretary.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka Hosts Investment Forum in London to Attract Foreign Direct Investment into the Western Region Megapolis Master Plan
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom along with the British High Commission in Colombo facilitated an investment promotion event under the auspices of the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka on 18th October 2018 at the High Commission premises. The morning session was graced by Ranil Jayawardene MP, British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Sri Lanka. Officials of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, British High Commission in Colombo, UK Department for International Trade, CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Limited, UK Export Finance and investors participated at the session. The evening session was attended by members of the Sri Lankan community living in the United Kingdom. » Read more
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the Oxford Union on 8th October 2018, during his visit to the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister discussed the Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region in his address.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOgw0k_cbDk
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