The staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC, on 01 January 2019, ceremonially commenced work for year 2019, following a special event conducted at the mission premises. The event started with the hoisting of the National Flag of Sri Lanka at the chancery building by Chargé d’Affaires Sarath Dissanayake. The National Anthem of […]

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC participated in the 7th Annual “Winternational” Embassy Showcase held on 6 December 2018 at the International Trade Center in Washington DC. Annual “Winternational” Embassy Showcase provides a platform to promote   cultural and culinary traditions, handicrafts, visual art as well as travel and tourism exhibits from different countries for […]

The Charge D’ Affaires, participated in the state funeral of former US President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on 5th December 2018. On 3rd December 2018, he attended a special ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC and together with  members of the diplomatic corps to paid his respects to the […]

Trade Winds Indo – Pacific Business Networking Reception, organized by the US Department of Commerce was held for US companies and diplomatic officers from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka on 13th November 2018 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Centre in Washington DC, USA. The US Department of Commerce – led trade mission, “Trade Winds […]

  The new Cabinet of Ministers took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today (Dec 20) The list is as follows – 01. Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe – Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison reforms, Northern Development, Vocational Training, Skill Development and Youth Affairs. […]

President Maithripala Sirisena has sent condolence messages on the Passing Away of the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush to US President Donald J. Trump and to President George H.W. Bush’s son, former President George W. Bush. The messages are as follows: His Excellency Donald J. Trump President of the United States […]

Foreign Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama briefed foreign diplomats based in Colombo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning (12). The Minister clarified the chain of events that compelled President Maithripala Sirisena to arrive at the decision to dissolve Parliament. He emphasized the constitutionality of the steps taken by President Sirisena and added that having […]

  • Ceremonial commencement of work at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC

    The staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC, on 01 January 2019, ceremonially commenced work for year 2019, following a special event conducted at the mission premises. The event started with the hoisting of the National Flag of Sri Lanka at the chancery building by Chargé d’Affaires Sarath Dissanayake. The National Anthem of […]

  • Season’s Greetings & Best Wishes

  • Charge d ‘ Affaires Sarath Dissanayake and Ramanika Dissanayake attended the Holiday Dinner Reception hosted by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and Madam Susan Pompeo at the State Department in Washington DC, on 17th December 2018.

  • Charge d ‘ Affaires attends the state funeral of former US President George H.W.Bush

    The Charge D’ Affaires, participated in the state funeral of former US President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on 5th December 2018. On 3rd December 2018, he attended a special ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC and together with  members of the diplomatic corps to paid his respects to the […]

  • Charge D’ Affaires speaks at “ Trade Winds Indo – Pacific “ Business Networking Reception

    Trade Winds Indo – Pacific Business Networking Reception, organized by the US Department of Commerce was held for US companies and diplomatic officers from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka on 13th November 2018 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Centre in Washington DC, USA. The US Department of Commerce – led trade mission, “Trade Winds […]

  • Minister Sagala Ratnayaka Undertakes Official Visit to the United States

    Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka undertook an official visit to Washington D.C. from September 12-13. Minister Ratnayaka is also the Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister. During the visit Minister Ratnayaka met with Chairman Mac Thornberry of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee and Chairman Ted Yoho of […]

  • Sri Lanka represented at Conference to Advance Religious Freedom convened by the US Secretary of State

    Representing Sri Lanka at the Conference to Advance Religious Freedom, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam remarked that Sri Lanka remains committed to advance and uphold the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; including freedom to change ones religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in […]

  • United States Remains Proud to Stand with Sri Lanka as a Friend and Partner – Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon

    “Just as the United States is proud to have been among the first nations to recognize an independent Ceylon in 1948, we remain proud to stand with Sri Lanka as a friend and partner today,”Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Thomas Shannon remarked at the 70th independence day celebrations of the Embassy of Sri […]

  • Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Multiparty Delegation Visit Washington D.C.

    Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya led a multiparty parliamentary delegation to the U.S. capital from September 25-29. The delegation included Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Women and Child Affairs Chandrani Bandara, State Minister of Irrigation & Water Resources Management Palitha Range Bandara, Members of […]

  • Farewell for Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam in Washington D.C.

    Though I wind up as Ambassador to the USA, I want to say that I will forever remain an Ambassador for ‘U.S.-Sri Lanka relations.’ I believe there is so much that our two countries, though geographically distant, can achieve for mutual benefit”, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam said addressing a distinguished gathering at a farewell reception hosted by […]

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an island of no great size, yet it has an extraordinary number of facets. As Sir Arthur C Clarke remarked: “The Island of Sri Lanka is a small universe; it contains as many variations of culture, scenery, and climate as some countries a dozen times its size . . . I find it hard to believe that there is any country which scores so highly in all departments – which has so many advantages and so few disadvantages.” Lovely beaches, beautiful landscapes, impressive ruins, a vibrant culture and charming people.

Official name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Government type: republic
Location: Latitude 5° 55. to 9° 50. north, longitude 79° 42. to 81° 52., 650km north of the equator
Dimensions: 430km north to south, 225km east to west
Coastline: 1,340km
Area: 65,525km2
Currency (code): Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Independence: 4 February 1948
Administrative capital: Sri Jayewardenepura
Commercial capital: Colombo
Administrative divisions: 9 provinces; Central, North Central, North Eastern, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, Western, Eastern Province.
Climate: Typically tropical, with a northeast monsoon (December to March) bringing rain and wet weather to the north and east, and a southwest monsoon (June to October) bringing rain and wet weather to the south and west
Terrain: Mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interior
Highest mountain: Pidurutalagala, 2,524m
Highest waterfall: Bambarakanda, 263m
National Flower The Blue Water Lily (Nymphaea stellata).
National parks and nature reserves area: 8,000sq.km

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