Mr. Ravinatha P Aryasinha has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by H.E. the President with effect from 19 November 2019.
High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra
20 November 2019
The winner of the 2019 Presidential Election, SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka today (November 18) in Anuradhapura. He took oaths before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya.
Secretary to the President Udaya R Seniviratne read out the proclamation declaring Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the President. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa were also present on this occasion.
Addressing the nation after the formal swearing-in ceremony at MahaMaluwa of Ruwanweli Maha Seya, President Rajapaksa thanked everyone who voted for his victory and welcomed the Read More »
“Sri Lanka Festival- 2019” was celebrated at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra on Saturday 09th November 2019, for the 4th consecutive year. It attracted a crowd over 4,400 including Australians, Sri Lankans living in Australia, as well as the members of the diplomatic community.The large attendance proved that this event has now become one of the most popular annual events in the Capital City.
The prime objective of this festival was to showcase Sri Lanka as an attractive destination for tourism, trade and investment. This year’s festival displayed the distinctive diversity, compactness and the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. It promoted variety of culture through Read More »
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Scientific and Technical Cooperation was signed between Sri Lanka and Australia on 05th November 2019 in Canberra.
Mr. W.M.A.S. Iddawela, Chairman, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau of Sri Lanka(GSMB) and Dr. James Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Geoscience Australia(GA) signed the MoU at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia. Read More »
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperative Programme on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology was signed between Sri Lanka and Australia
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sri Lankan Presidential Taskforce for Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) on a Cooperative Programme on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology, was signed on 4th November 2019 in Canberra.
The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Australia, Mr. J.C.Weliamuna (PC), and Dr Adrian Paterson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), Read More »
Sri Lanka High Commissioner appreciates Australia’s continues commitment on Counter People Smuggling and other Organised Transnational Crimes
Major General Craig Furini, Commander Joint Agency Task Force, Operation Sovereign Borders of the Australian Border Force paid a courtesy call on High Commissioner J.C. Weliamuna on 29th October 2019.
During the meeting, Major General Craig Furini briefed on the ongoing collaborative engagement between Sri Lanka and Australia in the areas of Countering People Smuggling and other organised Transnational crimes. Read More »
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