A scholarly presentation on the Significance of Preserving the Pali Tripitaka by Most Venerable Ajhan Sujatho was held on 20, March 2019 at the Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara Canberra to mark the ‘Thripitakabhivandana’ Week of Sri Lanka (16th – 23rd March 2019) which was held in support of Sri Lanka’s application for inscribing the Pali Tripitaka in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
This event was organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra in collaboration with the Australia Sri Lanka Buddhist Association, Canberra. The High Commissioner H.E. S. Skandakumar in his welcome address elaborated the purpose of the event and thanked the Thero for taking time to travel to Canberra to conduct this presentation. Read More »
The Commonwealth team led by Sri Lanka High Commission wins the Anton Muthukumaru Trophy after 20 years
The annual cricket encounter for the Major General Anton Muthukumaru Trophy which is played between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia (DFAT) team and the team of the High Commissions of Commonwealth countries based in Canberra was held on 17th March 2019 at the Mint Oval, Deakin, Canberra. The DFAT, the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) and the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra have been jointly organizing this event annually since 1966. Read More »
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra celebrated the 71st anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka with an official ceremony held in the morning of 4th February followed by an evening ceremony jointly organised with Sri Lanka cricket.
The official ceremony commenced with the hoisting of National Flag. Two minutes silence was observed to respect all who sacrificed their lives for Sri Lanka’s independence, sovereignty and integrity. The blessings of religious leaders from all faiths; Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian were followed by the reading of messages of H.E the President, Hon. Prime Minister and Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. Read More »
H.E. the High Commissioner and the Staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra officially commenced work in the New Year on 1st January 2019 with a special ceremony.
At this event the National Anthem was sung and two minutes silence was observed in remembrance of the National heroes who scarified their lives for the motherland. After the traditional oil lamp was lit by all employees the oath of the Public Servants was read, and was followed by H.E. the High Commissioner’s address to the Staff. Read More »
Christmas came early to Canberra when members of the Australia Sri Lanka Association (ASLA) and the Canberra Tamil Christian Fellowship (CTCF) joined the High Commission staff to sing carols in Sinhala, Tamil and English at the Mission’s Christmas celebration on Thursday 6th December 2018. The large audience rose to their feet to join in singing the final carol ‘ Silent Night’ in all three languages.
Music was provided by local Music group Nada Roo with Subramanium Sukumar also joining in on guitar while ANU student Roshen Fernando accompanied on keyboard. Read More »
It is with deep sadness that the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra learnt of the passing of former High Commissioner Dr Wickrema Weerasooriya on 4th December 2018 in Colombo.
Dr Weerasooriya served as High Commissioner in Canberra from 1986 to 1989. He was the author of over twenty Australian and Sri Lankan textbooks, and his Australian text on Banking law is today considered as the definitive text on the subject. Now in its 6th edition it is titled as “Weerasooria’s Banking Law of Australia”. Read More »
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