Foreign Secretary Aryasinha says Post 21/4 a ‘litmus test’ for Sri Lanka in protecting human rights while fighting terrorism

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said post 21/4 has been a ‘litmus test’ on Sri Lanka’s resolve to adhere to human rights standards, while fighting terrorism, and also to determine the robustness and shortcomings of the democratic institutions that have been strengthened in recent years.

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Joint Press Release Following the Meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka 4th Working Group on Good Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights

The fourth meeting of the Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights under the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was held in Colombo on 30 August 2019.

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Sri Lanka seeks assistance in preventing violent extremism

Sri Lanka has sought expertise in preventing violent extremism (PVE) from the Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund (GCERF), in the post Easter Sunday scenario where violent extremism has become the biggest threat to national security. At the invitation of the Foreign Ministry, the Executive Director of GCERF, Dr. Khalid Koser was in Sri Lanka from 27 – 30 August, and met with political leaders, senior officials and other stakeholders with a view to ascertain possible programmes for GCERF assistance.

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Sri Lankan performing artists and musicians felicitated in Washington DC

On an initiative taken by Ambassador Rodney Perera, the Sri Lankan Embassy hosted felicitation ceremony on 15th August 2019 at the chancery premises at which a group of iconic Sri Lankan performing and musical composers were honored and celebrated in recognition of their lifetime contribution for the Sri Lankan drama and music industry.

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Officials at the U.S. State Department Witnesses a Scintillating Traditional Kandyan Drums Performance by the Sri Lankan Descent American Youth

A group of Sri Lankan descent American youth performed a traditional Kandyan Drums Orchestra at the 10th Annual Cultural Celebration organized by the South Asian American Employee Association of the U.S. Department of State on 01st of August 2019.

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Sri Lankan performing artists and musicians felicitated in Washington DC

Performing Astists visit to Embassy of Washington DC

On an initiative taken by Ambassador Rodney Perera, the Sri Lankan Embassy hosted felicitation ceremony on 15th August 2019 at the chancery premises at which a group of iconic Sri Lankan performing and musical composers were honored and celebrated in recognition of their lifetime contribution for the Sri Lankan drama and music industry.

Officials at the U.S. State Department Witnesses a Scintillating Traditional Kandyan Drums Performance by the Sri Lankan Descent American Youth

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A group of Sri Lankan descent American youth performed a traditional Kandyan Drums Orchestra at the 10th Annual Cultural Celebration organized by the South Asian American Employee Association of the U.S. Department of State on 01st of August 2019.

Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C. hosts the Sri Lankan Scout Contingent Participated at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in the United States

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The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. hosted the Sri Lankan Scout Contingent of about 150 participated at the 24th World Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia, the United States from 22 July 2019 - 02 August 2019, at the Mission premises.

Sri Lanka Ambassador appeals to international audience to help improve business confidence as US leaders and other country delegates express their solidarity and support

Amb Perera in US

Addressing the Plenary of the Second Ministerial for Advancing Religious Freedom hosted by the US State Department on 18 July 2019 in Washington D.C., Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, Rodney Perera, while thanking delegations present for their expression of sympathy, solidarity and support, mentioned that the people of Sri Lanka have lived side by side amicably irrespective of ethnic and religious differences for centuries, and that they continue to do so.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States Rodney Perera presents credentials to President Trump

White House Photo

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, E. Rodney M. Perera, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, at the Oval Office of the White House on 08 July 2019.

Ambassador Rodney Perera meets the President of the Asia Foundation

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Ambassador Rodney Perera met Mr. David Arnold, the President of the Asia Foundation at the Embassy on June 26, 2019.  Ms. Nancy Yuan, Senior Vice President & Director of the Asia Foundation was also present.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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 

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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