Sri Lanka entered in to a BOT agreement with China Merchants Holdings (International) Co., Ltd, a listed flagship company of China Merchants Group on 12th August 2011. The total investment in the project is expected to exceed US$ 500 million and is Sri Lanka’s single largest private-sector foreign investment project. The terminal comprises a total […]

Former High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to India, Mr. Chrysantha Romesh Jayasinghe, who until recently held the post of Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka, passed away in Colombo, on 8 August 2011, following a brief illness. High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam, joined by members of the High Commission staff and their families, organised a Thanksgiving Service […]

H.E. Ms. Tamara Kunanayakam presented her credentials to H.E. Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva on the 9th of August 2011, accrediting her as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland. Welcoming the new Ambassador to the credential […]

H.E. Mrs. Pamela J. Deen, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Poland presented credentials to H.E. Georgi Parvanov, President of the Republic of Bulgaria recently. The Sri Lanka Ambassador to Poland is also concurrently accredited to Bulgaria and Romania.

The Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Chamal Rajapaksa, visiting India with a delegation of Parliamentarians at the invitation of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar, called on the President of India, Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Patil, on 2 August at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan. The Speaker was accompanied by Ministers Dinesh Gunawardena, […]

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa who is on an official visit to India with a delegation of Sri Lankan Parliamentarians paid respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Monday 1 August in New Delhi. Signing the Official Visitor’s Book at Rajghat, the Speaker wrote: I am grateful for the privilege to honour Mahatma Gandhi at this sacred […]

The visit of Sri Lankan Business delegation to South Africa is a joint initiative of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Pretoria and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, EDB,  for participation of Sri Lankan exporters at the SAITEX 2011 International Trade fair,    held in Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 17-19July, 2011.  Eight companies […]

Sri Lanka Consulate General in Mumbai in association with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and L.B. Associates, New Delhi have launched an image building project in India to brand Sri Lanka as an emerging MICE destination in the South Asian Region. The project includes publishing of an exclusive Coffee Table Book illustrating the scenic beauty […]

High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam visited the State of Goa on 29 – 31st May and called on Hon. S.S. Sidhu, the Governor of Goa and the Hon. Digambar Kamat, Chief Minister of Goa.  During the visit the High Commissioner spoke on the topic “Quest for promotion of tourism between Goa and Sri Lanka” at the […]

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Myanmar coordinated arrangements to celebrate the 2600th Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi in a grand scale.  The Embassy compound which is 2 ½ acres, was decorated and adorned by 140 small vesak lanterns which illuminated the Embassy premises with the touch of craft brought in by the staff of the Embassy of […]