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UN welcomes constitutional transfer of power in Sri Lanka

The United Nations Secretary - General while congratulating the people of Sri Lanka on the successful presidential elections said he is looking forward to working with the new President Maithripala Sirisena.

A statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General said the UNSG congratulates the people of Sri Lanka on the successful conclusion of the presidential election, and welcomes the constitutional transfer of power.

Read more: UN welcomes constitutional transfer of power in Sri Lanka

 

Strong welcome from European Parliamentarians to new President of Sri Lanka

After an intensive and well-conducted election with strong participation from all regions of the country, albeit with some outbursts of violence, the Sri Lankan people have given victory to Maithripala Sirisena, the surprise challenger to the incumbent Mahindra Rajapaksa.

On behalf of the Friends of Sri Lanka in the European Parliament, Geoffrey Van Orden commented:

“We send our congratulations to President Maithripala Sirisena on his great achievement in winning the Presidential Election. At the same time we acknowledge the contribution made by his predecessor in defeating terrorism and injecting new life into the Sri Lankan economy.

Read more: Strong welcome from European Parliamentarians to new President of Sri Lanka

 

Maithripala Sirisena sworn in as New President and Ranil as Prime Minister

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Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as the sixth Executive President of Sri Lanka amidst blessings from the religious leaders Friday (09) evening.

Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as the 6th Executive President before Justice K. Sri Pawan at a ceremony held at the Independence Square in Colombo.

Read more: Maithripala Sirisena sworn in as New President and Ranil as Prime Minister

 

2nd Annual South Asian Heritage Day

Consulate General's Office in Toronto attened the 2nd Annual South Asian Heritage Day which was held at the Royal Ontario Museum from May 31 – June 1, 2014.

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Read more: 2nd Annual South Asian Heritage Day

 

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Sri Lanka's 65th Independence Day Ceremony organised by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto-2013

 

Read more: Sri Lanka's 65th Independence Day Ceremony organised by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto-2013

   

Deepavali Celebrated in Canada for a Third Time

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The Deepavali Festival was celebrated once again for the third time organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa and, the Consulate General  on 18th November 2012 at the Don Bosco Auditorium in Toronto.

   

Baska Waruna

The Consulate General’s Office in Toronto in collaborations with the Sri Lankan community for the second time organized the Sinhala Language Day  -Basaka Waruna on September 15, 2012 in Toronto with the Sinhala Association of Canada and the participation of  the expatriate Sri Lankans, Children of Dhamma Schools and well-wishers.

Professor Sarath Wijesuriya of the Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo was this year’s Guest Speaker. High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara was the Chief Guest.

   

Sri Lanka named the Best Travel Destination in the World for 2013

Lonely Planet , the world’s largest and most respected travel guidebook and digital media publisher has named Sri Lanka, the number one destination in the world to visit in year 2013.

The travel guide book highlights the emerging new popular places to visit in Sri Lanka including the newly opened up East coast and less travelled paths in the western coast as well : “North of the capital Colombo, on Sri Lanka's west coast, Kalpitiya and the Puttalam lagoon are eco-tourism hotspots with bird watching and kayaking. Near Dondra Head, on thelonley_planetsouth coast, mighty blue whales are regular visitors from January to April while land-based wildlife thrills include the leopards and elephants of Yala National Park, and the more rugged and remote Wilpattu National Park, open once more after being closed for more than two decades”

Read more: Sri Lanka named the Best Travel Destination in the World for 2013

   

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