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The Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms Invites Diaspora Organisations PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 July 2016 19:42

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Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2016 19:49
 
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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:30
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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. 

Last Updated on Monday, 06 June 2016 12:06
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URGENT APPEAL PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 May 2016 13:29

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URGENT APPEAL

Sri Lanka Flood Relief

As a result of heavy rain prevailing in Sri Lanka over the last few days resulting in floods and landslides, a large number of people in Sri Lanka have been displaced and many lives lost.  The relief and rescue operations are being conducted by the Ministry of Disaster Management with the support of the tri-forces and other agencies.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 June 2016 12:07
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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:

Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 19:40
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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2016 18:08
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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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Online Submissions for Design of Reconciliation Mechanisms Now Live PDF Print E-mail
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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, “www.scrm.gov.lk”. 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
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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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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, 04 January 2016 17:32

The High Commission of Sri Lanka cordially invites all Sri Lankans living in the United Kingdom to religious observances to be held at London Buddhist Vihara, The Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 1UD on Friday 8th January 2016 at 7pm to mark the First Anniversary of the inauguration in Office of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016 17:34
 
Sri Lanka High Commission celebrates X’mas PDF Print E-mail
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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
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Deepavali Celebrated in London PDF Print E-mail
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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
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