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UNFPA country representative presents credentials to Foreign Minister

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United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) Country Representative to Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, presented her credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, today, 20 March 2017, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Government of Sri Lanka secures the release of Sri Lankan Crew and ‘Aris 13’ Vessel hijacked by Pirates

The Ministry is pleased to announce that the vessel ‘Aris 13’ that was hijacked by pirates was released late last night/ early this morning (16-17 March Sri Lankan time) along with the eight Sri Lankan crew. The crew members were released unharmed, without the payment of a ransom.

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Vesak Ceremony – Embassy of Sri Lanka, Jakarta  10th May 2017

Commemorating the Birth, Enlightenment and the Noble Passing Away of Lord Buddha, the annual Vesak Ceremony of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Jakarta was held on 10th May 2017 at the Embassy. The lighting of oil lamp at the commencement symbolised the harmonious gathering of all communities of Sri Lanka...

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Sri Lanka celebrates 40 years of diplomatic ties with Sri Lankan food, dance and music in Seoul and Gwangju

The Sri Lanka food festival was inaugurated at the Millennium Seoul Hilton on Wednesday 17 May with a sumptuous array of Sri Lankan dishes laid out for food lovers in Seoul.  Chef Selliah Karuppan from the Hilton Colombo was especially flown in for the second consecutive year to prepare a range...

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Sri Lankan Culinary Show at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington

Sri Lanka presented its authentic culinary at the Annual Embassy Chef Challenge held on May 24th at the International Trade Center in the Ronald Regan Building in Washington DC. At this well attended annual event over 30 Embassy Chefs showcased their culinary talents with food preparation skills...

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‘‘LAND OF THE GREAT WALL”  MESMERIZED BY CEYLON TEA AUCTION SYSTEM

The “cradle of tea civilization” is China and nobody in the global tea fraternity dispute this fact. However, what happened few days ago in Beijing, the ancient “Forbidden City” was truly remarkable. The Sri Lanka tea industry which celebrates 150 years’ anniversary in 2017 from a small...

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Sri Lanka – Viet Nam Investment Forum

Address by Hon. Harin Fernando The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Viet Nam organized the Sri Lanka – Viet Nam Investment Forum to coincide the Official Visit of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Viet Nam. The Forum was held on 18th April 2017 at the La Veranda Hall of the Sofitel Legend Metropole...

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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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SheTrades rings message of entrepreneurship

SheTrades rings message of entrepreneurship

Monday 17th October 2016 A bell ringing ceremony was held at Colombo Stock Exchange yesterday to raise awareness about International Trade Centre’s (ITC) ‘SheTrades’ initiative, which seeks to connect one million women entrepreneurs to markets by 2020. The event was held in parallel with the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), organised by ITC in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board. Through the ‘SheTrades’ initiative, women entrepreneurs will have the ability to share information about their companies, to make them visible, expand networks, connect and internationalise. Speaking at the event, ITC Executive Director Arancha González said that women...

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IFFC to rejuvenate Lankan cinema

IFFC to rejuvenate Lankan cinema

Tuesday, 13th October 2015 By Channa Bandara Wijekoon The stage is set for the second edition of the International Film Festival of Colombo (IFFC) to be held. The very first media briefing of the six-day gala event was held at Hilton amid the media, cinema fraternity and respective officials.

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Sunday Observer: Sunday 11 October 2015 The promise of enlightenment

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Spotlight on Sri Lanka — 10th Annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival

Spotlight on Sri Lanka — 10th Annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival

Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 42 | 10/10-10/16 By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Scene from “With You, Without You” The 10th Annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF), opening on October 15th, showcases Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), an island country near southeast India.

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