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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates visits Sri Lanka

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), arrived in Sri Lanka today as a part of his Asian Tour. Minister Nahyan was received by State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake at the Bandaranaike International Airport. 

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Remarks by Hon. (Dr) Harsha de Silva, MP, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs at the Adoption of the Working Group Report of the 3rd Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka- Geneva, 17 November 2017

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Sri Lanka’s Country Strategic Plan of the WFP on Food Security and Nutrition approved

At the second Executive Board Meeting of the World Food Programme (WFP), held on 15th of November, at WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy, the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for Sri Lanka for the period of 2018–2022, which reflects WFP’s continued strong collaboration addressing Sri Lanka’s food security...

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Sri Lanka and Australia successfully conclude Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks

The Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks between the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade concluded in Canberra on 16th November 2017. The Senior Officials’ Talks is a structured platform to review the bilateral relations between the...

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Deepavali celebrations in Canberra

  The Sri Lanka High Commission celebrated Deepavali on 9 November at the High Commission premises with the participation of the Canberra Sri Lankan community and the Sri Vishnu Shiva Mandir. The celebration commenced with a pooja conducted by Pandith Pradeep Bhat to invoke blessings, followed...

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Ceylon Tea Promotion at Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario

Ceylon Tea was promoted at a “Tea Festival” organized by the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington, Ontario, in partnership with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto and the Tea Association of Canada, held on 4th - 5th November 2017 at the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington. Ceylon...

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Chairman NFCC Kim Im-kweon appointed as the new Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Busan, Republic of Korea

The Government of Sri Lanka appointed Kim Im-kweon as the new Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Busan with effect from 30 October 2017.  The Commission of Appointment issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana and the Exequatur issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs...

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Struggle for human rights in Sri Lanka: Progress despite a difficult legacy

Struggle for human rights in Sri Lanka: Progress despite a difficult legacy

By Dr Harsha de Silva, MP, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs November 16, 2017, 11:56 pm  At a time when the world seems to be struggling mightily to put human rights at the forefront of a global discourse burdened by conflict, fear of terrorism and radicalisation, and real or perceived security threats of various kinds, mechanisms like the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Right Council gain an added importance. The UPR was enacted in 2006 by the General Assembly of the UN as a process in which the human rights record of every member state is scrutinized by fellow member states and its adherence to obligations in the...

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For Sri Lankan diplomat, a farewell and a homecoming

For Sri Lankan diplomat, a farewell and a homecoming

State Dept. hosts sendoff for Prasad Kariyawasam Sep 13, 2017 Updated    From left, Assistant Chief of Protocol Gladys Boluda, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Tom Shannon. By Aziz Haniffa WASHINGTON – Having been appointed foreign secretary in his home nation of Sri Lanka, Ambassador to the U.S. Prasad Kariyawasam was given a formal farewell earlier this month, hosted by the State Department.   At an elegant reception in the department’s eighth floor Monroe Room, officials, lawmakers and others said their goodbyes and wished him well as Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon...

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Dengue Epidemic in Sri Lanka is successfully brought under control

Dengue Epidemic in Sri Lanka is successfully brought under control

  Media Release Issued by SLTPB (PDF Format) The Dengue  Epidemic that has become a concern in Sri Lanka for the past few months is successfully brought under control by the measures taken by the relevant government authorities and collective effort of the general public alike, Sri Lanka Tourism confirms. Reported cases have dropped by 35-40% since mid-July according to the sources of Ministry of Health. Regular campaigns were implemented to educate, clean up areas and other preventive measures have been taking place to control the spreading of the disease under guidance and surveillance of the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka. Health Authorities are on alert and have issued precautions...

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HOPE Photography Exhibition on "Reconciliation is …": September 2017

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Thumbs up for trade!

Thumbs up for trade!

Monday 17th October 2016 Companies from Australia, France, Thailand, Switzerland, Pakistan and India had expressed interest in investing and starting joint ventures with Sri Lankan companies at the conclusion of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) yesterday, which gave special focus to SMEs and fostering direct engagement between businesses, officials said yesterday. The companies focused on several sectors including apparel, organic coconuts and spices, hotel building and business process outsourcing. These were the concrete engagements that were announced by the International Trade Centre (ITC) that was the main organiser of WEDF. ITC will track the gains made from the forum...

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