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Reports on Flood Situation in Sri Lanka


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Lates Flood Situation Report in Sri Lanka on 02/06/2017


Bid Notice Advertisement, "Green Way Trail"

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) under the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development issued a Bid Notice  to identify able investors to setup "Green Way Trail"  a green amusement park in Diyatha Uyana area in Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.

Please view the attached brochures for further information.

Please click to view the  Documents in  English and  Tamil.


Foreign Minister Karunanayake briefs Diplomatic Corps


On the direction of H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena and Hon. Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Hon. Minister Karunanayake directed the Foreign Ministry to respond to the emergency needs of the flood victims in coordination with the Ministry of Disaster Management.  The Ministry Emergency Response Unit, activated on 26th May 2017, to coordinate international Search and Rescue and Disaster Relief measures, launched an appeal to the INSARG (International Search and Rescue Group) through the UN. The Foreign Ministry also appealed to countries in the region to obtain the services of Emergency Rescue Teams.

Read more: Foreign Minister Karunanayake briefs Diplomatic Corps



Letter in PDF format - click here.....

As you are aware, several regions of Sri Lanka have been affected by massive floods and landslides and 557,505 People belonging to 151,392 families have been affected in 15 Districts, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC). It has been informed that 177 persons died and 109 are missing. Further, 74,928 people belonging to 18,612 families have been accommodated at 366 safe locations. Updates are available at the DMC website 

In this context the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka has informed this Consulate General that action has been taken to provide urgent relief assistance to those affected by the heavy rain, floods and landslides. The Consulate General has been authorized to accept donations in cash for this purpose as it would help purchase most of the urgent relief items locally in Sri Lanka and deliver such items immediately to the affected areas. 



Sri Lanka seeks Assistance to handle the worsening flood situation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka. In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Ministry of Disaster Management, has made an appeal to UN, International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) and neighboring countries to provide assistance to affected people, especially in the areas of search and rescue operations. 

The Ministry will continue to monitor the flood situation and seek assistance as required in consultation with the Ministry of Disaster Management. 


Ministry of Foreign Affairs


26 May 2017


Minister Ravi Karunanayake assumes duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Having received his appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday 22 May 2017, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ravi Karunanayake assumed duties  ​at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday morning, Thursday, 25 May 2017. 

Read more: Minister Ravi Karunanayake assumes duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


President Sirisena to undertake State Visit to Australia

President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a state visit to Australia on 24-26 May 2017 at the invitation of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The visit takes place as both countries celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year.

Read more: President Sirisena to undertake State Visit to Australia


Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2017: Growth through Partnerships 30th May to 1st June 2017 – Colombo – Sri Lanka

The deadline of Registration for this Event have extended till 23rd May 2017.


The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, the Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) will be organising the “Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017”, for the second consecutive year, from 30th May to 1st June, 2017 at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

The Conclave will focus on bringing potential Investors including business partners to Sri Lanka and provide them with comprehensive information necessary for investment decisions, as well as to create business linkages amongst Sri Lankan and visiting overseas businessmen. The Conclave 2017 will be centred on an overall theme of “Growth through Partnerships” and feature a two days event.

Attached is the Brochure of the Conclave for your reference.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce




The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka has joined hands with the Ceylon College of Physicians with the concurrence of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine to hold the “Mahajana Suwadhana” International Healthcare Exhibition & Medical Symposium on 14, 15 & 16 July 2017 at the BMICH. The event is organized to commemorate the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Ceylon College of Physicians. The Ceylon College of Physicians, the oldest professional body of consultant physicians in Sri Lanka, in its 50th year, is reaching out to the public. This monumental medical exhibition spanning over 3 days will depict the health care in Sri Lanka, highlighting the available diagnostic facilities, supportive care, future developments and provide health education to the public on common medical conditions.

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The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka


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