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Christmas Celebrations 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 18:48

Christmas Celebrations 2016

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Sri Lanka winners to receive special award from Her Majesty The Queen PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 17:55
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The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is today delighted to reveal that 60 young people from across the Commonwealth, including Rakitha Malewana and Senel Wanniarachchi from Sri Lanka, have been selected to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 18:09
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New Sri Lankan High Commissioner Amari Wijewardene presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:43

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Sri Lanka's new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Amari Mandika Wijewardene presented her Letter of Credentials to Queen Elizabeth II on 15 November 2016 at a ceremonial event held at the Buckingham Palace.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:47
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Deepavali, 'festival of lights' celebrated in London PDF Print E-mail
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The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London celebrated Deepavali on 31 October 2016 amidst a large gathering of the Sri Lankan community.

The event commenced with the blessings conducted by Rev. Ramanada Kurukkal. Addressing the gathering, Rev. Ramanada kurukkal appreciated the High Commission's efforts in organizing the event to celebrate this important Hindu cultural festival.

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The contemporary relevance of the legacy of Anagarika Dharmapala and its contribution to the spread of Buddhism PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:47
Keynote address delivered on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the London Buddhist Vihara & the 152nd birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala on 17th September 2016 at the London Buddhist Vihara by Sugeeshwara Gunaratna, Deputy High Commissioner -Sri Lanka High Commission, London. (Transcript of Speech)
 
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 13:08
 
Sri Lanka promotes high-end gems & jewellery at the biggest jewellery show in London PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:44

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Sri Lanka showcased a premium collection of gems and jewellery items during the 2016 edition of the International Jewellery London (IJL), the biggest jewellery show in the United Kingdom, which was held from 4th to 6th September at Olympia Exhibition Centre, London. The display took place under a national pavilion organised by the National Gem & Jewellery Authority and the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London with the aim promoting Sri Lankan gems and jewellery in the international market with special emphasis on the UK.

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 September 2016 17:56
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Ifthar hosted at the High Commission PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:06

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The Acting High Commissioner, Sugeeshwara Gunaratna hosted an Ifthar (breaking fast) for the Sri Lankan Islamic community members living in the UK, on 30th June 2016 at the High Commission.

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Restrictions on issuing passports to Sri Lankan Citizens lifted PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 June 2016 11:59

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The Government has today, 1 June 2016, issued a circular ending the restrictions placed in March 2011 on the issuance of passports to Sri Lankan citizens resident abroad who, at different times, were compelled to leave Sri Lanka due to conflict or political reasons. 

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Sri Lanka High Commission in London commemorates Vesak PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 May 2016 16:57

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The Sri Lanka High Commission in London held a Pirith chanting ceremony on 18th May 2016 followed by a Heel Dana the following day to commemorate the festival of Vesak.

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During the religious ceremony, blessings were invoked on the war heroes who had laid down their lives in defence of the motherland and all those affected during the recent floods and landslides.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:17
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Visit of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit in London 11-12 May 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 May 2016 17:41
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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in London on 11th May 2016 and was received on arrival by Deputy Lieutenant to Her Majesty the Queen, Bruce Holder, Special Representative of the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, Kathryn Colvin, Acting High Commissioner Sugeeshwara Gunaratna and the staff of the High Commission.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 18:07
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Sri Lanka’s Participation at International Sport Tournaments & Games/ Championships PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 May 2016 19:35

As you may be aware that Sri Lanka is taking part in various international sportsevents being held in different countries and regions.  The Ministry of Sports has identified the major events due to take place in the next three years as follows:

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Sri Lanka Cricket Team Welcomed in London PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 May 2016 17:58

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The Sri Lanka Cricket Team received a warm welcome at the London Heathrow Airport as they embarked on a two-month tour of England and Ireland.  The team was welcomed by the Acting High Commissioner Sugeeshwara Gunaratna; John Carr, Director, England Cricket Operations, England and Wales Cricket Board; Manoj Warnapala, Counsellor of the Sri Lanka High Commission and other officials.

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Sri Lanka High Commission hosts Chevening Scholars from Sri Lanka PDF Print E-mail
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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
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Sri Lanka High Commission in London commemorates 68th Independence Day PDF Print E-mail
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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
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Religious observances to mark the 1st Anniversary of the inauguration in Office of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena as the President PDF Print E-mail
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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
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