Ambassador - designate of Sri Lanka to the United States, Rodney Perera assumes duties

Ambassador - designate of Sri Lanka to the United States of America, Rodney Perera assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC on 17th June 2019. Prior to appointment as the Ambassador to the US, Ambassador Perera was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.

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MDD Yankee given a warm welcome by Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC

Mine Detection Dog Yankee ( MDD Yankee ) who has made an outstanding contribution as a Mine Detection Dog ( MDD ) for nearly 7 years in the mine fields in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, was given a rousing welcome by the Embassy staff on 12 June 2019 upon her surprise visit to the Embassy accompanied to the Embassy by Perry Baltimore, Executive Director, Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI),  Kimberly McCasland, VP of Children's Programs and Victims' Assistance; Rachel McCasland, CHAMPS Assistant; and Tamara Klingsheim, CHAMPS Manager.

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Leaders of Sri Lanka and India pledges to strengthen relations based on mutual trust and respect

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Colombo today on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena, held discussions with the President at the President’s House in Colombo.

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STATE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS VASANTHA SENANAYAKE ASSUMES DUTIES

The newly appointed State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake assumed duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today, 29 May 2019.

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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.

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Ambassador - designate of Sri Lanka to the United States, Rodney Perera assumes duties

HE arrival

Ambassador - designate of Sri Lanka to the United States of America, Rodney Perera assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC on 17th June 2019. Prior to appointment as the Ambassador to the US, Ambassador Perera was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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

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HAPPY SINHALA & TAMIL NEW YEAR

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.

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'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 5 April.

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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 the International Chef Challenge since its inception in 2007. 

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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.

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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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