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.Read more ...
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.Read more ...
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.Read more ...
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 2019Read more ...
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 andRead more ...
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.Read more ...
'US SEC places Sri Lanka national flag permanently in their auditorium' - Daily FT, April 17, 2019
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.Read more ...
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.Read more ...
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.Read more ...
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|
|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|
|Currency (code):||Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)|
|Independence:||4 February 1948|
|Administrative capital:||Sri Jayewardenepura|
|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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