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Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has commended the services rendered by the Maha Sanga living in the United States of America and in other countries, and said they propagated the most sacred offering Sri Lanka could share with the world - Buddhism.

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Christmas was celebrated by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (22 December), connecting virtually with a cross section of the Sri Lanka community in the Greater Washington area. The main programme conducted at the Embassy along with the choir, was joined through zoom by individual families from their homes and also members of the Hope Community Church, Arlington, and the Calvary Church in New York.

In the wake of the discovery of a fast spreading new strain of Coronavirus in certain countries, the Government of Sri Lanka has decided to continue with the existing procedure of obtaining prior approval from the Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority for all inbound travellers to Sri Lanka.

The procedure for inbound travellers to Sri Lanka, introduced since March 2020 is hereby revised as follows, based on the joint decision made by the Foreign Ministry, the Department of Immigration and the Civil Aviation Authority and as agreed by the Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation.

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Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha hosted a virtual meeting with the heads of the Sri Lanka community Associations and Representatives from Sri Lankan places of religious worship in the Greater Washington D.C. area on 16 December 2020. The meeting afforded the new Ambassador an opportunity to take stock of the work they are doing and how the Embassy could support these endeavors, as well as to enlist their cooperation in pursuing Sri Lanka’s political, economic & socio- cultural interests in the USA.