Austria - Good Governance and Reconciliation – Highlight of the 67th Independence Day

The 67th National Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated by expatriate Sri Lankans, Austrian officials and members of the diplomatic corps, at the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Vienna, on 4th February 2015.

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බුදුන් වැඩසිටි තවත් තැන් සොයාගැනේ.

බෝසතානන් වහන්සේ බුද්ධත්වයට පත්වූ බුද්ධගයා පින්බිමෙහි සිට කිලෝමීටර් 50 පමණ දුරින් පිහිටි බිහාර් ප්‍රාන්තයේ ගුරුවා නම්වූ ගමෙහි බුදුරජානන් වහන්සේ වැඩවිසූ විහාරස්ථානයක නටබුන් රැසක් පසුගියදා එම ස්ථානයට වැඩමකල බුද්ධගයාවේ බුදු නුවණ මහමෙව්නා අසපුවේ ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේලා විසින් සොයාගෙන ඇත.

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Maldivian trio on their way to join Syrian rebel forces, apprehended

Three Maldivians who were allegedly on their way to join rebel forces in Syria have been apprehended in Sri Lanka and subsequently deported, the Maldives Police Service (MPS) said on Thursday.

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ස්විට්සර්ලන්තයේ නිවසකදී සර්ව රාත්‍රික පි රිත් පින්කමක්

ස්විට්සර්ලන්තයේදී ප්‍රථම වතාවට ගිහි නිවසක සර්වරාත්‍රි පිරිත් දේශනයක් පවත්වන ලද බව ජිනීවා බෞද්ධ විහාරාධිපති පුජ්‍ය ආචාර්ය තවලම ධම්මික හිමියෝ පවසති.

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Congress statement, Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances

The fifth Congress of Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), held in Manila from 22-25 September and attended by participants from ten countries – Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jammu and Kashmir in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand and Timor-Leste renewed its commitment to fight against impunity and build a world without disappearances.

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“Sri Lanka- Thailand: Two Nations, One Family”

Royal Thai Embassy, Colombo, organises “Sri Lanka-Thailand: Two Nations, One Family” an exhibition of 60 photographs by Miss Jiratha Narapittayanart, a young popular photographer from Thailand on 11 September 2014 at Level-2, Kandy City Centre (KCC), Kandy. This Photograph Exhibition will continue until September 14th from 10.00 am till 07.00 pm.

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Afro-Lanka Business Forum in South Africa & Visit of Sri Lankan Business Delegation to South Africa

The Afro-Lanka Business forum was successfully held on 22nd June 2014 at the Auditorium of the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg coinciding with the SAITEX International Trade Exhibition held from 22nd to 24th June 2014. The forum was jointly organised by the High Commission of Sri Lanka, City of Johannesburg and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) with the participation of more than 140 participants. The objective of the forum was to share the existing trade and investment opportunities between Sri Lanka and South Africa and create a platform for the Sri Lankan delegation led by Hon. Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Mr.Lakshman Wasantha Perera with the companies in Southern Africa. 

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IFIMES presented a high award to Sri Lanka Foreign Minister

PRESS RELEASE: BLED/LJUBLJANA, 29 August 2014 - The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) presented a high award for “special contribution to stability and peace in the Region” to Prof.Gamini Laksman Peiris,Minister of External Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

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End the Victimization of Asian Peoples! States Must Sign and Ratify the Enforced Disappearance Convention Now!

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID), as contained in its August 4, 2014 report to the UN Human Rights Council. These Asian states are Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

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Pakistan Sri Lanka agree to enhance defence cooperation

Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Defence Secretariat in Colombo this morning (August 29) and discussed ways to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries.  

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