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Annual Pirith Chanting and Almsgiving PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 April 2016 11:03

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 April 2016 11:04
Sri Lanka High Commission hosts Chevening Scholars from Sri Lanka PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:16

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The Sri Lankan High Commission,on 8th April 2016,held a reception to felicitate Chevening Scholars from Sri Lanka.Currently, there are six Chevening Scholars from Sri Lanka studying in various Universities in the UK. Representatives from the Chevening Secretariat also attended the reception.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:24
Online Submissions for Design of Reconciliation Mechanisms Now Live PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 14:47

The Consultations Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, appointed by the Prime Minister, has opened online submissions in order to seek the views of stakeholders, experts and the general public on the design of the reconciliation mechanisms.

The reconciliation mechanisms planned by the Government of Sri Lanka include an Office of Missing Persons; a Truth, Reconciliation, Justice and Non-Recurrence Commission, an accountability mechanism and an Office of Reparations.

The online submission questionnaire is now live on the tri-lingual website of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms, “”. In addition to the online submissions process, face-to-face consultations will take place in all districts of the Island via town-hall meetings, focus group discussions and structured interviews.

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Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 10:00
Sri Lanka High Commission in London commemorates 68th Independence Day PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 February 2016 15:41
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The Sri Lanka High Commission in London commemorated the 68th Independence Day of Sri Lanka on 4th February with the hoisting of the national flag and recital of the national anthem followed by a two-minute silence to remember all those who sacrificed their lives in the defence of the country.  Religious observances were conducted by the Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thero, Sivasri Supramaniyak Kurukkal, Rev. Fr. Daya Perera, and Moulavi Mohamed Anas, respectively. The event was attended by a wide cross-section of members of the Sri Lankan community in the UK.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016 16:25
Religious observances to mark the 1st Anniversary of the inauguration in Office of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena as the President PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 January 2016 15:42

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A Buddha Pooja and Seth Pirith chanting, organised by the Sri Lanka High Commission, was held at the London Buddhist Vihara on 8th January 2016 to commemorate the first anniversary of the inauguration in office of President Maithripala Sirisena. Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain and the Chief incumbent of the London Buddhist Vihara, Most Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thero and resident monks of the Vihara invoked blessings on President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Government and the people of Sri Lanka.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016 15:49
Sri Lanka High Commission celebrates X’mas PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 December 2015 17:54
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The Sri Lankan High Commission held its Christmas celebrations on 11th December 2015 at the premises of the High Commission. Sir Peter Heap, Chairman of Friends of Sri Lanka Association, Councillors Jagdish Sharma,  John Chat and Rajindra Bath of the Hounslow Council graced the occasion as guests of honour. The event was well attended by members of the Sri Lankan diaspora.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 18:09
Deepavali Celebrated in London PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:43

Deepavali, 'The Festival of Lights' was celebrated at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 13 November 2015.

The event commenced with Pooja and blessings conducted by Shivasiri Ramanada Kurukkal.  During his address Ramanada Kurukkal appreciated the High Commission for celebrating all important cultural and religious events observed in Sri Lanka.

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Acting High Commissioner, Sugeeshwara Gunaratna welcomed the participants and mentioned that values inherent in the celebrations of Deepavali such as the triumph of good over evil, wisdom over ignorance and triumph of hope over despair were universal.  They were applicable to the Sri Lankan context where the whole nation was in the process of rejuvenation and reinvigoration.  He readout the Deepavali messages of H.E. the President and the Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016 20:08
President Maithripala Sirisena concludes official visit to the United Kingdom PDF Print

President Maithripala Sirisena concludes official visit to the United Kingdom


President Maithripala Sirisena concluded a historic official visit to the United Kingdom on 11th March, his second visit overseas since assuming office as President.  As Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth, President Sirisena attended the Commonwealth Day Observance at Westminister Abbey and the Commonwealth Day Reception hosted by Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma at Marlborough House and met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth and senior members of the Royal family.

Commemoration of “Vesak” at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London PDF Print

Commemoration of “Vesak” at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London,

 1-2 May 2015


In commemoration of the Vesak Day 2015, a special ‘pirith’ ceremony was held at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London on 1 May followed by a “Sanghika Dana” on 2 May 2015. The Vesak Commemoration events were organised by the staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission.

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