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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera takes part in IORA Ministers Meeting

 

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera is attending the Ministerial Meeting of the 20th Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) taking place today, on 06th March 2017, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The meeting is being held on the theme of “Strengthening maritime cooperation for a peaceful, stable and a prosperous Indian ocean region”.

Read more: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera takes part in IORA Ministers Meeting

 

Celebration of 69th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka in Toronto

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A flag hoisting ceremony at the Toronto City Hall on 4th February and a cultural event on 5th February 2017 were arranged to celebrate the 69th anniversary of independence of Sri Lanka, in Toronto by the Consulate General in Toronto. The flag hoisting ceremony was held on the 4th February 2017, from 11.00 am at the Toronto City Hall, while the cultural event was arranged at the Ontario Science Centre on 5th February 2017 from 6.00 pm.

Read more: Celebration of 69th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka in Toronto

 

COLOMBO INTERNATIONAL TEA CONVENTION 2017 – CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE TEA INDUSTRY

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Colombo International Tea Convention 2017

8th, 9th , 10th & 11th of August 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka


The  Colombo  Tea  Traders  Association which  is  the  apex  body  for  the  Tea  trade  will  be  organizing the  Colombo International Tea Convention from the 9th – 11th August 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo. It will begin with the FAO Inter Governmental Group on the 7th & 8th August 2017. 

Read more: COLOMBO INTERNATIONAL TEA CONVENTION 2017 – CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE TEA INDUSTRY

 

Sri Lanka President and Prime Minister Congratulate President elect of the U.S.A.

Felicitation Message by the President of Sri Lanka to the President-elect of USA

 

Mr. Donald J Trump

President-elect of the United States of America

 

Dear Mr. Trump, 

The Government and the people of Sri Lanka join me in congratulating you on your victory on November 8, 2016 in a historic Presidential Election that received wide global attention. 

Read more: Sri Lanka President and Prime Minister Congratulate President elect of the U.S.A.

 

Sri Lankan Community in Toronto Celebrates Deepavali

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The Sri Lankan Community in the Greater Toronto Area organized an event, in co-ordination with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka, to celebrate the Deepavali Festival, bringing the Sri Lankan community together on 30th October 2016 at the Periya Sivan Temple Hall, in Scarborough. 

Read more: Sri Lankan Community in Toronto Celebrates Deepavali

 

Economic Policy Statement made by Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in Parliament, on October 26, 2016

Mr Speaker,

With regard to the current state of the economy and the Way Ahead, I would like to recall the speech I made in the House on the 05th of November 2015.

We can once again become the resplendent nation we were under Manawamma and Parakramabahu. But it is a path that must be pursued with determination, commitment and patience. Only then can we create the country that we can confidently pass on to the future generations.

 Read Full text of the Statement in English.pdf and Sinhala.pdf.

   

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Chairs IPU Emergency Session on Syria and holds bilateral meetings on the side lines of the Assembly

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Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Parliament, attending the 135th Session of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva, was invited to chair the emergency session on Syria called by the IPU Assembly on 25th October.  The Session had before it a Resolution titled “The war and the severe humanitarian situation in Syria, particularly in Aleppo” presented by Germany and Mexico. Pursuant to the General Debate, a Drafting Committee was mandated to discuss and present the finalized Resolution on 27th October 2016, for the consideration of the IPU Assembly.

Read more: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Chairs IPU Emergency Session on Syria and holds bilateral meetings on the side lines of the Assembly

   

Deepavali Greetings from Consulate General of Sri Lanka -Toronto

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Sri Lanka Statement at Interactive Debate at Ministerial Meeting at XVII NAM Summit

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XVII Summit of the Heads of State and Government

of the Non- Aligned Movement

Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe

Minister of Skills Development & Vocational Training

Interactive Debate on

“Peace, Sovereignty and Solidarity for Development”

Her Excellency Delcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez, Minister of the Peoples’ Power for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and

Chair of the Ministerial Meeting of the Non Aligned Movement,

Your Excellencies,

Distinguished Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

It gives me great pleasure to warmly congratulate you Madam Chair, on your assumption as Chair of the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement and thank you, and through you, the Government of Venezuela for the excellent arrangements and hospitality extended to me and my delegation. Sri Lanka will continue to extend to extend its fullest cooperation in the conduct of the Movement’s programme of work.

Read more: Sri Lanka Statement at Interactive Debate at Ministerial Meeting at XVII NAM Summit

   

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