The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C.
Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe meets US President Joe Biden at the White House Oval Office on the 13th of June 2022.
Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken - 16th June 2022
H.E. Mahinda Samarasinghe Assumed Duties as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States - 02 December 2021
The Embassy hosts New Year celebrations live and virtually enabling children to appreciate the rich traditions & cultural practices – 14 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 Sri Lanka stand at the ' Winternational ' Embassy Showcase at the Ronald Reagan Building - 5 December 2019

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In keeping with tradition, the first day of work began with hoisting of the National Flag and the singing of the National Anthem after which, two minutes silence was observed to commemorate the war heroes and those who sacrificed their lives for the motherland. The recitation of the oath for public officers followed.

Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe addressed his staff with words of encouragement, laying out the guidelines of what needs to be achieved for the year 2023 by the Embassy. The Ambassador reiterated the message that President Ranil Wickremesinghe delivered to the nation, to mark the New Year. He echoed the President’s sentiment that Sri Lankans should all join hands in working for the recovery of the nation.

Amassador Samarasinghe said that Sri Lanka’s diversity should be protected and nurtured as it was a source of great strength. He called for the fostering of a true Sri Lankan identity that embraces and celebrates our rich diversity. He called on the staff of the Embassy to work together to achieve even greater outcomes than those gained in 2022. (Ends)

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Embassy of Sri Lanka

Washington DC

02nd January 2023