Sri Lanka was well represented by a 30 member delegation of Small and Medium enterprises organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board with the active facilitation of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou at the 15th International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF) held from 10th – 13th October 2018 at the […]

An interactive session titled “Feathers in colour” – an insight into bird diversity in Sri Lanka – was presented by Rahula Perera, field biologist, trainer, nature photographer and nature based tourism promoter on 24 October at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra. The talk was jointly organised by the High Commission and Aarunya Vacations (Pvt) […]

The newly appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to South Africa, Kumar Mallimaratchi held discussions with key business leaders, namely, Mr. Herman Breedt, President of Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), Ms. Bernadette Zeiler, Head of International Trade of JCCI, Mr. Ben De Klerk, Chairman of African Chambers Association and Ms. Anina Hough of […]

A three-member delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Public Administration & Management and Law & Order Nalin Bandara visited Russia to participate in the 22nd International Homeland Security Exhibition “Interpolitex 2018”, held from 23 – 26 October 2018 in Moscow. On 23 October 2018, Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara and the delegation participated in the opening […]

 A briefing session on the Sri Lanka ‘Boat Show and Boating Festival 2018’ was held at the Sri Lanka Consulate in Mumbai on 05 October 2018 to create awareness among the Indian business community on the upcoming Boat Show and Boating Festival to be held at the Yacht Marina of the Port of Galle, Sri […]

The newly appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the  Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid, Attorney at Law assumed duties on 22 October 2018 at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Islamabad. At a simple ceremony following the assumption of duties, High Commissioner-designate Mohamed Shaheid said that though the formal Diplomatic relations  between […]

  Sri Lanka and the Philippines successfully convened their 2nd Political Consultations in Manila. The meeting, co-chaired by Mr. Sumith Nakandala, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and Hon. Enrique A. Manalo, Undersecretary for Policy of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of Philippines, discussed ways to deepen and broaden […]

  The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam Hasanthi U. Dissanayake, for the third consecutive year, organized an informal networking reception at her official residence to celebrate the Viet Nam Women’s Day on 20 October 2018. The event was co-hosted by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Viet Nam Maria Jesus Figa […]

A delegation of Members of Parliament representing the Sri Lanka – Swiss Parliamentary Friendship Association (SLSPFA) visited Geneva on 18 October 2018, continuing with a week-long  programme of visit to Switzerland from 14 to 20 October 2018.  The multi-party delegation, led by Deputy Speaker of the Sri Lanka Parliament Ananda Kumarasiri comprised of Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne,  the SLSPFA President, […]

Addressing the 139th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Debate on 16 October 2018 under the theme ‘Parliamentary leadership promoting peace and development in the age of innovation and technological change’, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri stressed that ICT has revolutionized the work of the Parliament of Sri Lanka bringing the parliamentarians and the parliamentary […]