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Statement by Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Foreign Affairs following bilateral talks with Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia

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Travel goods from Sri Lanka to enjoy duty free entry to the United States

Export of travel goods from Sri Lanka will enjoy duty free entry to the United States following a decision by the United States administration to approve the inclusion of travel goods from all GSP beneficiary countries, including Sri Lanka, in the expanded US General System of Preferences (GSP) scheme on July 1, 2017.  This would enable the duty-free entry of products such as bags, wallets and backpacks in to the US market after being previously charged 6 to 20 percent of tariff.

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Sri Lanka Tourism Promotional Event at the Tattersalls Club, Sydney

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney in collaboration with the tour company “Paradise Island Leisure” held a Sri Lanka tourism promotional event at the Tattersalls Club in Sydney on 13th July 2017. Addressing the audience including the members of the Club and prominent overseas Sri...

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‘World Youth Skills Day’ celebrated in New York

The World Youth Skills Day was celebrated for the third consecutive year on 17th July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event was organized by the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy for Youth, ILO and UNESCO. Resolution...

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With a view to ameliorating the relief efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka during the time of the floods that affected Sri Lanka in May 2017, the Sri Lankan expatriate community based in Dubai and the Northern Emirates along with other well wishers came into the forefront of assistance and donated...

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Sri Lanka Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon displayed our culture and heritage to over 3000 participants at the Abey Heritage Festival held at the Institute of Technology of the Lebanese University in Abey, Lebanon on 8th & 9th of July 2017. The Abey Heritage Association hosts an event annually displaying...

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