The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa meets with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo – 27 October 2020
Founder of US New Fortress Energy Wes Edens meets Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss investment opportunities in Sri Lanka – 12 January 2021
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena meets with bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation at the Ministry of Foreign Relations - 17 February 2020
The U.S. Congressional delegation hosted to lunch with Sri Lankas business leaders by Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha – 17 February 2020
Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha commences work at the Embassy in Washington D.C. amidst multi religious observances - 14 December 2021
Celebrations to mark the 73rd Anniversary of Independence – 4 February 2021
The Embassy celebrates Vesak with the participation of the Maha Sanga from the Greater Washington Area, Representatives from the International Buddhist Association of America (IBAA) and devotees in the USA via zoom - 26 May 2021
Interfaith religious observances in memory of the Easter Sunday attack at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. - 5 May 2020
The Embassy celebrates Thai Pongal virtually connecting via zoom with the Tamil community in the USA and a representative group in the Greater Washington area – 26 January 2021
The Embassy celebrates Iftar attended by a representative group of the Sri Lankan Muslim community resident in the Greater Washington area – 12 May 2021
The Embassy hosts New Year celebrations live and virtually enabling children to appreciate the rich traditions & cultural practices – 14 April 2021
The Embassy launches the Pan US Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL) Network – 31 January 2021
NCE,SL Embassy in Washington host webinar to improve market access to the USA – 12 April 2021
Striving to ensure a better consular service by simplifying processes - 17 August 2021
Former US Coast Guard cutter “Sherman” gifted to Sri Lanka arrives at the Port of Colombo - 12 May 2019
The Embassy of Sri Lanka participates in an interfaith vigil at the U.S. Capitol – 9 May 2019
The Sri Lanka stand at the ' Winternational ' Embassy Showcase at the Ronald Reagan Building - 5 December 2019

Promoting sustainable energy solutions essential to ensure health of the planet

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Promoting sustainable energy solutions essential to ensure health of the planet

President says addressing the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pointed out that reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions and promoting sustainable energy solutions are essential to ensure the health of the planet.

The President expressed these views while speaking at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy.

The High-Level Dialogue on Energy commenced in New York (, Sept;24) in parallel to the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly under the theme “Ensuring everyone has access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.”

Addressing the High-Level Dialogue, President Rajapaksa said the global community should give the highest priority to maintain the health of the planet while fulfilling human needs.

The threats posed by human induced climate change to the planet can no longer be ignored. The President said transitioning to cleaner energy globally is essential if we are to mitigate this threat in the decades to come, and requested the countries that have the required capabilities to support developing nations as they attempt this transition to more sustainable energy generation and usage.