In recognition of the belief and tradition of Hindu devotees, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany celebrated Deepavali festival on 28.10.2011 at the Embassy premises with the participation of District Mayor of Steglitz- Zhlendorf Mr. Nerbert Kopp and over 150 Sri Lankans belonging to all faiths and German nationals. This year the participation of […]

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, Canada and the Consul General’s Office in Toronto in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Tamil Community, for the second time, organised a colourful event to celebrate the Deepavali festival 2011 on Sunday 6th November at the Korean Cultural Centre in Toronto. The significance of this year’s event was […]

During the Leaders’ Forum of the 36 th session of the UNESCO General Conference held on 26 th October this year, Hon. Prof. Tissa Vitarana, Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs, made a statement based on the theme of the discussion “How does UNESCO contribute to building a culture of peace and to sustainable development”. Speaking […]

Sri Lanka’s new High Commissioner for Kenya Mr. T.Raveenthiran presented credentials to Kenyan President His Excellency Mwai Kibaki at the State House, Nairobi,Kenya recently. The High Commissioner conveyed greetings of His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka and that of people of Sri Lanka to His Excellency Mwai Kibaki and people of Kenya. […]

Minister of National Heritage, Dr. Jagath Balasuriya applauded the noble mandate of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which aimed to build peace in minds and commended the manifold efforts being made by the organization to forge international intellectual moral solidarity through its various programmes in Education, Sciences, Culture and Communication. Delivering […]

By Richard Davis World News Australia Reporter 17 October 2011 The interview of Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe with SBS TV video

Sri Lanka was represented at the ‘Tour Salon 2011’, held in Poznan from 19 – 22 October 2011. Representative of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with 6 companies viz Hayleys Tours, Jetwing Travels, Aitken Spence Travels, Exotic Vacations (Pvt) Ltd, NKAR Travels & Tours (Pvt) Ltd and Sri Lanka Express participated in the […]

The Sri Lanka Festival in Tokyo, organized by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo in collaboration with Japanese and Sri Lankan Business Organizations, as an annual event for the 08th consecutive year was held at Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park on 10 – 11 September 2011 under the theme “Visit Sri Lanka: Land of Peace and Tranquillity”. […]

The Sri Lanka High Commission, London, in partnership with the Commonwealth Business Council, held a reception under the theme of “Expanding Pan-Commonwealth Trade”, and the opportunities  which will ensue  during the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting, which will be held in  Sri Lanka in 2013. The reception was attended by a wide representation from […]

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the timing of the screening of the film ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ at the European Parliament  today ( 12 October 2011) was particularly sinister, coming on the eve of the presentation of the LLRC Report due next month. The Ambassador said, “it […]