As you may be aware, H.E. the President on 05th January 2019 at the Aluvihara Temple in Matale has announced the declaration of Thripitaka to be a national heritage of Sri Lanka.  Moreover, arrangements are underway for the inscription of the Thripitaka in the World Register of Monuments. To mark the declaration of Thripitaka as […]

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. and the Mine Advisory Group ( MAG )  jointly hosted a gathering of US officials, demining agency representatives and prospective  partners  to a breakfast briefing  at the Sri Lanka Residence on 13th March 2019  on the theme “ Mine Free Sri Lanka 2020 “ The breakfast briefing was […]

Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honored with International Women of Courage Awards ( IWOC ) 2019 at the US State Department on 07th March 2019. Sri Lankan  Marini de Livera was among the awardees from Bangladesh, Burma, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Montenegro, Peru, Tanzania and Ireland who were felicitated by the State Department. […]

Our valuable partnership is growing closer than ever – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador Alice Wells  Sri Lanka – US relations have reached an important milestone – Sri Lankan Chargé d’ Affaires, Sarath Dissanayake Delivering his speech to a packed audience of guests at the celebrations of Sri Lanka’s 71st Anniversary of Independence […]

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend to Sri Lanka very warm wishes as you commemorate your national day. The United States remains eager to build on our partnership with Sri Lanka and advance shared interests in the Indo-Pacific region based on our common democratic values. Sri Lanka’s democratic […]

Eight Leading Sri Lankan apparel exporters of the Chamber of Garment Exporters of Sri Lanka participated in the Apparel Sourcing USA exhibition held in New York, USA from 21 – 23, January 2019 with the objective of promoting Sri Lankan apparels in the US market taking into account the potential opportunities for further promotion due […]

The Minister of Finance & Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera visited Washington DC from 15 – 17 January 2019 accompanied by Minister of Public Distribution & Economic Reforms, Dr Harsha de Silva and a delegation of officials, comprised of Secretary/ Finance, Dr R.H.S. Samaratunga, Governor / Central Bank, Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy and senior officials from the […]

  • Invitation for the Thripitaka Week, from 16 – 24 March 2019

    As you may be aware, H.E. the President on 05th January 2019 at the Aluvihara Temple in Matale has announced the declaration of Thripitaka to be a national heritage of Sri Lanka.  Moreover, arrangements are underway for the inscription of the Thripitaka in the World Register of Monuments. To mark the declaration of Thripitaka as […]

  • Sri Lankan Marini de Livera honored with International Women of Courage Awards 2019

    Ten extra ordinary women from around the world were honored with International Women of Courage Awards ( IWOC ) 2019 at the US State Department on 07th March 2019. Sri Lankan  Marini de Livera was among the awardees from Bangladesh, Burma, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Montenegro, Peru, Tanzania and Ireland who were felicitated by the State Department. […]

  • Sri Lanka celebrates 71st Independence Day in Washington DC with high level US participation

    Our valuable partnership is growing closer than ever – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador Alice Wells  Sri Lanka – US relations have reached an important milestone – Sri Lankan Chargé d’ Affaires, Sarath Dissanayake Delivering his speech to a packed audience of guests at the celebrations of Sri Lanka’s 71st Anniversary of Independence […]

  • Congratulatory Message by Hon. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State on the 71st Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka

    On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend to Sri Lanka very warm wishes as you commemorate your national day. The United States remains eager to build on our partnership with Sri Lanka and advance shared interests in the Indo-Pacific region based on our common democratic values. Sri Lanka’s democratic […]

  • Apparel Sourcing USA, Sri Lankan companies are upbeat on the future prospects of Sri Lankan apparel exports to US

    Eight Leading Sri Lankan apparel exporters of the Chamber of Garment Exporters of Sri Lanka participated in the Apparel Sourcing USA exhibition held in New York, USA from 21 – 23, January 2019 with the objective of promoting Sri Lankan apparels in the US market taking into account the potential opportunities for further promotion due […]

  • Minister Mangala Samaraweera briefs US dignitaries on the trajectory of SL – US bilateral relations

    The Minister of Finance & Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera visited Washington DC from 15 – 17 January 2019 accompanied by Minister of Public Distribution & Economic Reforms, Dr Harsha de Silva and a delegation of officials, comprised of Secretary/ Finance, Dr R.H.S. Samaratunga, Governor / Central Bank, Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy and senior officials from the […]

  • 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 […]

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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