The Embassy of Sri Lanka participated in an interfaith vigil organized by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the U.S.-India Friendship Council on May 9, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol. The vigil was attended by interfaith leaders, U.S. […]

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana who was on an official visit to the United States from May 15-17, met with U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on May 16. The Minister expressed Sri Lanka’s appreciation for U.S. support in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21, and the continuing support […]

The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Washington National Cathedral jointly organized an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Remembrance dedicated for the people of Sri Lanka at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC on Sunday, 05th May 2019  The event was organized to remember the victims of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks and […]

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington, DC in coordination with International Buddhist Association of America (IBAA), Buddhist Temples in Washington and Maryland, Sri Lankan expatriates and Sri Lanka Students Association of Universities organized several interfaith religious prayers and remembrances in memory of the victims of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. The […]

As at Monday, 06 May 2019 1900 hours, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 44. The fatalities were: one (01) from Bangladesh, six (06) from China, eleven (11) from India (10 Indian nationals and 01 Sri Lanka Passport holder with Overseas Citizen of India status), three (03) from Denmark, […]

As at Monday, 29 April 2019 1700 hours, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 42. The fatalities were: one (01) from Bangladesh, four (04) from China, eleven (11) from India, three (03) from Denmark, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from the Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) […]

Acting Deputy Assistant  Secretary for Security and Transnational Affairs,  Thomas Vajda, accompanied by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, David Ranz and International Relations Officer for Sri Lanka, Jason Evans  met the Chargé d’Affaires , Sarath Dissanayake at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC on 25th April 2019 and expressed their   profound […]

  • AJC, HAF, Interfaith Partners Hold Solidarity Vigil for Sri Lanka at U.S. Capitol

    The Embassy of Sri Lanka participated in an interfaith vigil organized by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the U.S.-India Friendship Council on May 9, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol. The vigil was attended by interfaith leaders, U.S. […]

  • Foreign Minister Marapana on Official Visit to Washington D.C

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana who was on an official visit to the United States from May 15-17, met with U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on May 16. The Minister expressed Sri Lanka’s appreciation for U.S. support in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21, and the continuing support […]

  • Washington National Cathedral hosts an Interfaith Service Prayer and Remembrance for the People of Sri Lanka

    The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Washington National Cathedral jointly organized an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Remembrance dedicated for the people of Sri Lanka at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC on Sunday, 05th May 2019  The event was organized to remember the victims of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks and […]

  • US Officials convey their condolences to Sri Lanka and families of victims

    Acting Deputy Assistant  Secretary for Security and Transnational Affairs,  Thomas Vajda, accompanied by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, David Ranz and International Relations Officer for Sri Lanka, Jason Evans  met the Chargé d’Affaires , Sarath Dissanayake at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC on 25th April 2019 and expressed their   profound […]

  • State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne leads Sri Lankan delegation for IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC

    State Minister of Finance, Eran Wickramaratne, led the Sri Lankan delegation for IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC from 08th – 13th April 2019, accompanied by Secretary to the Treasury, Dr R.H.S. Samaratunga,  Central Bank Governor, Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy and senior officials from the Treasury and Central Bank. During his visit, Minister Wickramaratne and delegation held discussions […]

  • ‘US SEC places Sri Lanka national flag permanently in their auditorium’ – Daily FT, April 17, 2019

    http://www.ft.lk/financial-services/US-SEC-places-Sri-Lanka-national-flag-permanently-in-their-auditorium/42-676515 As a gesture of goodwill in appreciation of the decades of friendship and cooperation between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC), the national flag of Sri Lanka was placed in the auditorium of the US SEC as a permanent display on […]

  • Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year

  • Embassy Chef bags People’s Choice Silver Award at the International Chef Challenge 2019 in Washington DC

    At the 11th International Chef Challenge concluded at the Reagan International Trade Centre in Washington DC on 02nd April 2019, Chef, Anuradha Wijesinghe who represented the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC, won the People’s Choice Silver Award. This is the first time an officer from the Sri Lankan Embassy has been bestowed such an award by […]

  • Thripitakabhivandana Week in US draws to a close upon completion of week – long celebrations at Sri Lankan Temples in Washington DC and Maryland

    The Thripitakabhivandana Week in the US that continued  from 16th – 24th March 2019 under the patronage of four Sri Lankan Buddhist Temples in Washington and Maryland came to a close with the completion of religious events at Nisala Arana Buddhist Monastery and Mahamewnawa Meditation Center in Maryland  on 23rd and 24th March 2019 respectively. […]

  • Sri Lankan Embassy hosts International Chef Challenge – Media Preview Dinner

    The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington had the distinct pleasure of hosting the media preview dinner of the 11th International Chef Challenge at the Sri Lanka Residence in Washington DC on 20th March 2019. The “International Chef Challenge” is an annual   culinary feature, jointly hosted by Events DC and Trade Centre Management Associates (TCMA) exclusively for […]

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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