The Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C. organized a Buddha Pooja and Dhamma Sermon on 30th of October 2020 at the Embassy premises to coincide with the Vap Poya day which marks the end of Vas-Rainy Retreat, beginning from Esala to Vap. The Buddha Pooja was conducted by Ven. Katugastota Uparatana Nayaka Thero, Judiciary Prelate & Chief Incumbent of Maryland Buddhist Vihara, while the Dhamma Sermon was delivered by Ven. Nedagamuwe Pannaloka Thero.
State Minister for Regional Co-operation Tharaka Balasuriya reaffirmed President Rajapaksa’s commitment for 80% renewable energy to UK’s COP26 Regional Ambassador for Asia/Pacific and South Asia Ken O’Flaherty during a virtual discussion on 27 October 2020.
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and visiting US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo held discussions this morning (28 October 2020) at the Foreign Ministry, covering several areas of the multifaceted relationship which exists between Sri Lanka and the United States. The discussions followed those with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa earlier in the morning.
Foreign Secretary Prof. Jayanath Colombage highlighted the growing importance of the Indian Ocean for global trade, and global security on Hyde Park, Ada Derana on 24 October 2020.