Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Sumith Dassanayake met with Dr. (Ms.) Yumiko Yokozeki, Director of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for Africa at the UNESCO office in Addis Ababa on 09 April 2018. The discussion centered on enhancing cultural and tourism cooperation […]

  The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on 16 April 2018 at the Mission premises. The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp by Permanent Representatives, diplomats and distinguished guests present at the event, followed by a short […]

Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney celebrated Sinhala and Tamil New Year on 15 April 2018 at the city’s Royal Botanical Gardens with the participation of a section of Sri Lankan university students in Australia including those who are under Australian Award scholarship programme. Sri Lankan flag was flown in the historic Royal Botanical […]

Sinhala and Hindu New Year was celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on 15 April 2018 with the participation of over 400 Sri Lankans, Chinese nationals and other foreign well-wishers.  The new year celebrations were jointly organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing and the China-Sri Lanka Youth Forum. The […]

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez presented Credentials today, (12th April) to Mr. Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, accrediting him as the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva. Welcoming the new Permanent Representative, Director General Mr. Møller apprised him of the diverse areas in which his Office […]

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Sumith Dassanayake met with Dr. (Ms.) Yumiko Yokozeki, Director of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for Africa at the UNESCO office in Addis Ababa on 09 April 2018. The discussion centered on enhancing cultural and tourism cooperation between […]

Professor Mohan Munasinghe, who shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace was honoured in China as the Chief Guest at the International Tree Planting Ceremony held at Zhengzhon city in Henan Province of China.  The guests of honour of the event were Mr. Yong Tu, Former Vice Minister of Commerce and WTO Chief Negotiator of […]

Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said “Sri Lanka makes its best contributions to the international community when it leads from the centre”, rather than positioning itself in a manner “either to be taken for granted, or to remain isolated”.

The campaign for “My Fair Home”, an initiative to create fair working environments for domestic workers in Lebanon, was launched on 22 March 2018 in Beirut, under the patronage of Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Lebanon Mrs.H.M.G.R.R.K.Wijerathne Mendis. The ceremoncial launch was held at the official residence of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka with the participation […]

In his capacity as Vice President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN, Ambassador Rohan Perera chaired a commemorative meeting of the General Assembly to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, held on 26 […]