Ambassador of Sri Lanka to France and Portugal and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte presented Open Papers at the Santa CruzPalace in Madrid on Friday, 14th March 2014 as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Spain.
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Athula Dassana Multi-Cultural Buddhist Community Centre held their 4th food festival successfully at the Lampton School, Lampton Avenue, on Saturday 1st of March 2014.
The London Buddhist Vihara has planned a week of programmes to commemorate the 150th birthday of it's founder late Anagarika Dharmapala.
MEDIA RELEASE - International award winning actress and Member of Parliament, the Hon. Malani Fonseka was honoured with a tribute on the opening night of the 16th Deauville Asian Film Festival for her contribution to theatre and cinema over the last fifty years.
ජනප්රිය ගායන ශිල්පී මිල්ටන් මල්ලවාරච්චිගේ දෙටු පුත් රනිල් මල්ලවාරච්චිගේ ලන්ඩන් සංචාරයේ දී පැවැත්වුන අවසන් සංගීත සංදර්ශනය අවසානයේ සංවිධායකයින් විසින් ඔහුට පැලැන්දු අලංකාර මල් මාලය එදින සංදර්ශනය නැරඹීමට පැමිණ සිටි ඔහුගේ පැරණි මිතුරෙකුගේ ගෙළ මත නැවත පැලඳීමේ අපූරු මෙන්ම දුර්ලභ සිදුවීමක් දැකගත හැකිවිය.
International award winning actress and Monitoring Member of Parliament of the Ministry of Culture and the Arts, the Hon. Malani Fonseka was felicitated at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in commemoration of her fiftieth year in the fields of film and theatre.
පැරිස් නුවර ප්රංස ජාත්යන්තර බෞද්ධ මධ්යස්ථානයේ අලුතින් ඉදිකරනලද විහාර මන්දිරයේ තැන්පත් කිරීම සඳහා ශ්රී ලංකාවේ නිර්මාණය කරන ලද බුද්ධ ප්රතිමා වහන්සේලාගේ නේත්රා තැබීමේ පිංකම පසුගියදා ගල්කිස්ස වටරප්පල බෞද්ධ මධ්යස්තානයේදී පවත්වනු ලැබීය.
One hundred brand new cars were handed over to the Army and Police at a ceremony held in Colombo.
Ambassador Amza tells European Parliament that Sri Lanka is concern about the continuation of selective adoption of country specific action driven by electoral compulsions
Sri Lanka’s Head of Mission to the European Union, Ambassador Amza addressing the meeting of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the Countries in the South Asia (DSAS) on 19February 2014, said”Sri Lanka is concerned about the continuation of selective adoption of country-specific actions in the HRC, driven by electoral compulsions of some Member States, as these efforts can erode the credibility and impartiality of the Council. Sri Lanka categorically rejected the previous two Resolutions adopted by the Council in March 2012 and 2013, respectively, as they were a result of a politicized and ill-conceived process, that polarized the membership of the Human Rights Council.
Stand United To Fight Fallacies Against Your Motherland - Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya To Sri Lankan - Americans
Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama), Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka, commends Sri Lanka's "ability and tenacity to keep your country free" and Sri Lanka's fundamental commitment to "democracy, human rights and the rule of law"
Sri Lankan-Americans in Los Angeles celebrated Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Day at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center on February 8 with traditional dances and cultural performances.
Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Assistant Administrator and Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Haoliang Xu called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening on 12 February.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm, Sweden held the 66th Independence Day celebrations at the Embassy premises on Saturday, 08th February.
The snow covered freezing temperature in Ottawa, did not deter the large expatriate Sri Lankan community and other special guests who attended the 66th Anniversary of Sri Lanka's National Day celebrations held on 9th February organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa at the prestigious National Library & Archives Auditorium.
Sri Lanka expects genuine & meaningful support for reconciliation from international community - Ambassador Wickramasuriya.
In his address on Sri Lanka's Independence Day, High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis emphasised that the wealth of the country was in the diversity of its people of varying backgrounds, ethnicities and religions.
Athula Dassana Multi Cultural Buddhist Community Centre celebrates 66th Sri Lankan Independence Day in UK
Athula Dassana Multicultural Buddhist Community Centre had successfully organised celebration of 66th Sri Lankan Independence Day at the Lampton School, Hounslow on Saturday 01st February 2014. This is the second year the celebration took place and the event was organised with a theme of “The Lion”.
The Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tea Board, for the third consecutive year organized the "Sri Lankan Pavilion" at the Ottawa Tea Festival held on 23rd November 2013 at the Ottawa Convention Centre .The High Commission's participation at the festival was another item in the continuous campaign to promote Ceylon Tea in the Canadian Market.
2014 New Year & Thaipongal Celebrations in Japan: Organized by Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan
New Year and Thaipongal Celebrations in Japan were held on 12th Tokyo. The event was organized by Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan (SLSAJ) with the help of well-wishers, Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan and Sri Lankan community in Japan. This is the 25th consecutive year that the New Year and Thaipongal were celebrated in Tokyo.