The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia was informed by the relevant Russian authorities of the planned expansion of the regular flight program between the Russian capital and Colombo. According to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Air Transport, dated […]

“Preventing the threat of use of biological agents is a key priority for Sri Lanka”, stressed Sri Lanka Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador Azeez, addressing the International Seminar convened by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) on ‘the importance of disease surveillance and alert […]

Hon. Sergei Shoigu, the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation sent a congratulatory letter to Hon. Lakshman Senewiratne on the latter’s appointment as the State Minister of Defence of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. A similar note was forwarded by Hon. Col. Gen. A. Fomin, Deputy Minister of Defence of Russia to […]

    The Sri Lanka Consulate in Mumbai celebrated Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights on 05 November 2018 at the Consulate premises. Diwali is one of the grandest festivals celebrated in Hinduism to mark new beginnings and spiritual victory of light over darkness. The Consulate was decorated with colourful rangoli art work, diyas (lamps) […]

Initiated by the Commercial Division of the Embassy of Sri Lanka Beijing and supported by the Department of Commerce, Sri Lanka Fruits and Vegetable Exporters Association and the Sea Food Exporters Association signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Chinese Agricultural Wholesale Market Association (CAWA) on the sideline of the First China Import Expo […]

ITC Hotels unveiled their uber-luxury ‘Sapphire Residences’ located in the heart of Colombo, at London’s prestigious Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday 14 November 2018, to an international audience comprising real estate and investment communities, Sri Lankan diaspora and the media.  Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Manisha Gunasekera was the Chief guest at the […]

Embassy of Sri Lanka took part in the 2018 Ha Noi International Women’s Club (HIWC) Charity Bazaar on 18 November 2018. This Annual Charity Bazaar formed in 1986, is a non-profit organization that first started as an association of spouses of diplomats and later included other expat females living in Ha Noi as well. Currently it […]

  The Sri Lanka High Commission celebrated Deepavali with the Sri Lankan Hindu community in Nairobi along with the staff of the Mission on Sunday 11th November 2018. The High Commissioner, H.E. Sunil de Silva, while welcoming community members reiterated the importance of the festival and emphasised the need to respect each other’s religious and […]

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London held its Annual Deepavali Celebrations on Friday 16th November 2018, at the High Commission premises. The celebrations commenced with Hindu religious observances led by Sri Ramanadan Kurukkal who invoked blessings on Sri Lanka and its people. In his address he highlighted the significance of Deepavali and stated […]

Members of the  Sri Lankan expatriate community in Toronto were briefed recently on a project to establish the world’s first ever eco-friendly palliative care hospital in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka by an Australia based charity organization, Shanthi Foundation. The hospital which will be equipped with an in-patient unit with 40 beds for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and […]