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Minister of Plantation Industries, Lakshman Kiriella, concludes official visit to Kuala Lumpur

May 15, 2015

Minister Laksman Kiriella successfully concluded his official visit to Malaysia on 11th May. Minister Kiriella led a Sri Lanka delegation at the Special Session of the Association Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) Assembly at Ministerial level which was held in Kuala Lumpur on 7th- 8th May 2015. The meeting was attended by Ministers of Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Senior Officials from India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Philippines. The ANRPC meeting was chaired by YB Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia. Mr. Anura Jayawickrama, Secretary of Ministry of Plantation, Mr. R.B. Premadasa, Director General of Rubber Department of Sri Lanka and Mr.


May 11, 2015

Having learned with deep shock and consternation the unexpected crash of the Pakistan Army Helicopter in a mountainous area in Northern Pakistan, and the tragic loss of lives including the Ambassador of the Philippines and Ambassador of Norway and spouses of the Ambassador of Indonesia and the High Commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan on 8th May 2015, the Government and people of Sri Lanka express its heartfelt condolences to the family members of the bereaved passengers. While sharing their grief and sorrow, the Government and people of Sri Lanka are confident that their courage and fortitude will help them overcome the irreparable loss and wish those injured a speedy recovery.

Visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Sri Lanka

May 4, 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry who visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concluded his two-day visit to the country on Sunday 3rd May 2015.

During the visit which was the first official visit by a US Secretary of State in 43 years, Secretary Kerry called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, and had a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who hosted the visiting Secretary of State and delegation to lunch at the Temple Trees. He held official bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegation at the talks included Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, Justice Minister Wijedasa Raj

Sri Lankans in Malaysia to Celebrate Bak Maha Ulela 2015 in a Grand Scale

April 13, 2015

Sri Lankans living in Malaysia are to celebrate Bak Maha Ulela, in a grand scale in Kuala Lumpur. The High Commission of Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Brickfields Buddhist Maha Viharaya and Sri Lankan expatriate associations in Malaysia are making arrangements to celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the participation of Sri Lankans living in Malaysia and friends of Sri Lanka on Sunday 19th April 2015 at the City Hall (DBKL) grounds, Brickfields and at the BMV Ashoka Hall, Brickfields Buddhist Maha Viharaya, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. In line with the New Year celebrations the organising committee has invited “Nari Burathi” stage drama troupe to perform specia

Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay to undertake an Official Visit to Sri Lanka

April 10, 2015

The Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay will undertake an Official visit to Sri Lanka from 09 to 12 April 2015 on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena.

During the visit, Prime Minister Tobgay will hold bilateral discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and also meet with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and several other dignitaries. President Sirisena will host a state banquet in honour of visiting Prime Minister Tobgay. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet

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Sri Lanka is an island set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. The famous explorer Marco Polo of the 12th Century wrote that Sri Lanka is the finest island in the whole world. With a recorded history of more than 2500 years Sri Lanka has a rich herita


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