“We need to look at how best multilateralism can be advanced and strengthened rather than at theories that suggest a ‘doomsday’ scenario or the ‘dawn of an era of post-multilateralism”, said Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to UNO in Geneva. He made these remarks following his election by acclamation as […]

  Sri Lanka Festival 2018 attracted large crowds in Canberra on Saturday, 10th November. This was the third consecutive Festival organised by the High Commission to showcase Sri Lanka to the Australian public. Thaala Asapuwa Dance Academy of Victoria presented colourful and graceful dances depicting the multicultural diversity of Sri Lanka, while dance and music […]

Sri Lanka participated in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai from 5th – 10th November. A total of 172 countries from 5 continents as well as international organizations showcased their development achievements and international image at the CIIE. More than 3,600 companies from different countries held discussions and sought common development […]

The newly appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Canada, Asoka Girihagama assumed duties at the High Commission on 08 November 2018. He was received upon arrival at the High Commission by the members of the staff. Addressing the staff of the High Commission upon assumption of duties, High Commissioner –designate Girihagama outlined the importance […]

  The Residence of the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia opened its doors in the evening of November 7, 2018, for the first official reception hosted by Ambassador Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka for Russian guests representing a number of Sri Lanka-Russia partnership areas. The presentation of the Ambassador’s Credentials to President Vladimir Putin was the primary […]

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union Commission  Sumith Dassanayake who is concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic  of Djibouti  presented his credentials to President  Ismail Omar Guelleh on 05 November 2018 at the Presidential Palace in Djibouti. During the discussion that followed the […]

  On 06 November 2018, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm, celebrated Deepavali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, at the Sweden Ganesha Temple in Farsta, Stockholm. The Staff of the Embassy, together with the Hindu Community in Sweden participated in the special Pooja conducted at the Sweden Ganesha Temple.  The Embassy sponsors the special […]

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Israel celebrated “Deepavali”, the Festival of Lights, for the fourth consecutive year, at a colourful ceremony at the Embassy premises on Saturday, 03 November 2018. A large number of Sri Lankans, irrespective of their religions, gathered to celebrate this holy festival, which signifies the victory of light over darkness, […]

    Sri Lanka Tourism launched its new destination brand identity entitled ‘So Sri Lanka,’ on 05 November 2018 at a gala event at the Grosvenor House London Ballroom, coinciding with the World Travel Market (WTM) 2018.  The new brand identity was launched in the presence of the Minister of Tourism and Wildlife of Sri […]

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin celebrated Deepavali, ‘the festival of lights’ at the ‘Sri Mayurapathy Murugan Temple Berlin’ and ‘Sri Ganesha Hindu Tempel Berlin’ on 06 and 07 November 2018 respectively. The special poojas were attended by a cross-section of the Sri Lankan community in Berlin along with the staff of the Embassy. Participation […]