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Visit of Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs to Poland

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Visit of Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs to Poland

15-16 February 2018

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake visited Poland from 15 to 16 February at the invitation of the Government of Poland to conduct bilateral consultations to explore ways and means to promote political and economic relations.

Read more: Visit of Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs to Poland

 

Tea Festival at Toronto Reference Library, 3rd – 4th February 2018

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Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto took part at the 6th Annual Tea Festival, organized by the Tea Guild of Canada, held at the Toronto Reference Library from 3rd - 4th February 2018, with the support of the Sri Lanka Tea Board. Ceylon Tea samples from Dimbula, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Uva, Uda Pussellawa, Ruhuna and Sabaragamuwa regions, were displayed and free Ceylon Tea samples, provided by the Sri Lanka Tea Board were distributed among participants, numbering 2000 persons, during the two day event. Hot tea from the above regions was also served to all the visitors during the two-day event.

Read more: Tea Festival at Toronto Reference Library, 3rd – 4th February 2018

 

Registration of Sri Lankan Students Abroad

Registration of Sri Lankan Students Abroad is a free service that allows the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Toronto to notify you of any important developments or events.

It will also enable the students to participate at events organized by the High Commission in Ottawa or the Consulate General in Toronto or be informed of events that would be of interest to students.

Students are encouraged to register with us by providing your name, address, E-mail, contact telephone/mobile number and Sri Lanka Passport no, to the Second Secretary, Sri Lanka High Commission, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa K1P 1C1, ON. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Fax No: 6132338448.

An acknowledgment to your E-mail will be sent by the High Commission once your details have been received.

 

Second Secretary

Sri Lanka High Commission

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Sri Lanka and South Africa Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technology

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technology between Sri Lanka and South Africa was signed on 31st January 2018, in Pretoria at the Department of Science and Technology (DST), further strengthening the existing excellent relations between the two countries. On behalf of Sri Lanka, the MoU was signed by Mr. Udaya Senevirathne, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology and Research, and Hon. Naledi Pandor, Minister in charge of the subject, Science and Technology, signed on behalf of South Africa. The two countries are expected to setup a Joint Working Group to identify and implement future Programs in the relevant fields. By signing the Document, the two countries agree to promote and encourage scientific research and technological progress in sectors of mutual benefit. The areas of cooperation covered by the MoU include biotechnology, nanotechnology, traditional and herbal medicine, space technology and manufacturing. 

Read more: Sri Lanka and South Africa Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Science and Technology

 

Independence Day Messages of President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka

President’s Independence Day Message

 

If one is to truly fathom the value of independence, it is essential to understand the pain being oppressed and subservient in the face of a foreign power. This is why we are grateful to all our heroes who sacrificed their lives in order to restore and sustain our nation’s independence. On a day like today, when the value of freedom is commemorated, the nation pays tribute to its true patriots whose contribution to our motherland is invaluable. 

Read more: Independence Day Messages of President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka

 

Sri Lanka signs the Framework Agreement on the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi

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The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India, Chitranganee Wagiswara signed the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on 31st January 2018 at the Ministry of External Affairs of India in New Delhi. The signed documents were handed over to Mr. Nagaraj Naidu, Joint Secretary (Investments, Technology Promotion and Energy Security Division) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.  Once the Agreement is ratified, Sri Lanka will become a founding member of the International Solar Alliance.

Read more: Sri Lanka signs the Framework Agreement on the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi

   

Regional Consular Office in Jaffna marks one year anniversary

 

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The Jaffna Regional Consular Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs marked it's one year anniversary last week on Friday 26 January 2018. 

In keeping with the aim to improve and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of consular related service delivery to the general public, particularly those in the Northern Province, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened a Regional Consular Office in Jaffna on Thursday 26 January 2017. The regional consular office is located at the District Secretariat in Jaffna. 

Read more: Regional Consular Office in Jaffna marks one year anniversary

   

Joint Press Statement between Sri Lanka and Indonesia

 

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Joint Press Statement between Sri Lanka and Indonesia

on the occasion of the State Visit of

H.E. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia to Sri Lanka

At the invitation of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, conducted a State Visit to Sri Lanka from 24 – 25 January 2018.

Read more: Joint Press Statement between Sri Lanka and Indonesia

   

Joint Press Release following the 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission

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The 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission took place in Colombo on 18 January 2018.

The European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission oversees the 1995 EU-Sri Lanka Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development. Its tasks include ensuring the implementation of the Agreement; setting mutually agreed priorities; and making constructive recommendations. The Commission accordingly deals with a broad range of bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest to the EU and Sri Lanka.

Read more: Joint Press Release following the 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission

   

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