Sri Lankan news - America & Canada

 

AMBASSADOR PRASAD KARIYAWASAM ASSUMES DUTIES AS AMBASSADOR (DESIGNATE) FOR SRI LANKA TO THE UNITED STATES

Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka to United States at Washington D.C. on June 23, 2014. President Obama is scheduled to receive Ambassador Kariyawasam on July 14, 2014 at the Oval Office of the White House at a Ceremony accepting the Credentials of the new Sri Lankan envoy.

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Buddha’s Universe Cosmologically  Compatible

Breakthrough Research by Canadian Scholar Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri.

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First public performance of a Pahim Path Mangalya in the U.S. to be held on August 9th

When it was her turn to perform on a recent Sunday, Kasuni Navinna took center stage in the dance studio at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island.

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Sri Lankan Exhibitors Of Ceylon Tea At North America’S Largest Food And Beverage Fair, 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show

“Let’s work together for an ambitious plan for doubling current market share of Ceylon tea in the US market”, stated- Sri Lanka’s new envoy to USA, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam.

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International Day of Vesak celebrated at the United Nations 2014

The United Nations (UN) in New York commemorated the International Day of Vesak in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 54/115 at a well-attended ceremony held in the Trusteeship Council in the UN Conference Building on the 13th May, 2014.

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EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA WASHINGTON D.C. OBSERVES VESAK

Washington , D.C. , May 27, 2014: The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Sri Lankan Buddhist Community in the greater Washington area observed this year’s Vesak Poya Day on May 13th, 2014 in the Embassy premises.

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Celebrate Vesak with SLYO and Sun Valley Temple - May 17 and 18 at Sun Valley Temple

Come join us to celebrate Vesak day 2014, at the Sun Valley temple. (Maithri Buddhist Viharaya)  SLYO team will be making Vesak lanterns on the 17th May starting at 10am.  

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An American university holds unique Hindu Baccalaureate Service

Unique, one of a kind baccalaureate service in the world, was held at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in USA on April 27 evening.

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Sri Lankan American sisters at Harvard honored by Glamour Magazine

Every year, Glamour Magazine honors a group of young women ranging from future astronauts to fencers on its list of Top Ten College Women. This year Inesha N. Premaratne ’15 and Ishani D. Premaratne ’15 were among the lucky 10. Having spent most of their childhood in Sri Lanka the twin sisters Inesha and Ishani Premaratne who are currently at Harvard, put together “Grow Lanka” an SMS systems that alerts unemployed workers about job openings.

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Night of Rhythms USA 2014

“Ridma Rathriyak” Nigh of Rhythms by Vernon Fernado was held on March 22nd at the Duarte Performing Arts Center. Sri Lankan Americans gathered in Duarte to enjoy a night of fantastic music, dance, Elvis and Vernon on his Sax.

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