Environmentalist, wildlife enthusiast and expert on Sri Lankan elephants, Srilal MIththapala gave a talk on ‘Sri Lanka Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism with a special focus on elephants’ at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra on 10 July.
The audience consisting travel writers, tourism industry representatives, wildlife and elephant enthusiasts enjoyed the informative and insightful presentation with video clips of elephants in Sri Lanka.
This is the second talk given by Srilal MIththapala at the High Commission and the third in the series of tourism promotional events hosted by the Read More »
The Policy Development Office, of the Office of the Prime Minister has a few openings for interested volunteers to gain skills and experience through internships at the Policy Development Office (PDO) in the Office of the Prime Minister in Sri Lanka.
The Policy Development Office (PDO) of the Prime Minister’s Office has openings for a few volunteers who are graduates of Sri Lankan origin
of foreign universities looking for opportunities to gain skills and experience in the field of their interest.
A large number of pensioners receiving Sri Lanka Government pensions through the High Commission in Canberra have been excluded from the final list prepared by the Department of Pension for payment of pensions in June 2018.
Upon checking with the Foreign Pension Branch of the Department of Pensions, it was found that the reason behind this move is an administrative formality that has been changed which however, was not informed to the High Commission. Following representations made by the High Commission the Department of Pensions is taking action to rectify it as soon as possible. Read More »
The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a list of names published online by the ITJP (International Truth and Justice Project). According to the ITJP, this list, which presently consists of 351 names and can be accessed at http://www.disappearance.itjpsl.com/#lang=english is of persons who are alleged to have disappeared while in the custody of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in May 2009.
The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) which has been established by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 14 of 2016 as amended by Act No. 09 of 2017) is the permanent and independent entity in Sri Lanka that is vested with the tasks of, inter alia, Read More »
The Sri Lankan community in Canberra led by the Canberra Sri Lanka Muslim Association joined the High Commission staff in partaking of Ifthar on 2nd June.
Breaking of fast in the traditional manner was followed by a call to prayers which was then observed by all members of the Muslim community who were present. The High Commissioner in his welcome address thereafter said that the Holy Prophet Mohamed stressed the value of humility because it was only when one was humble could one be sensitive to the needs of others. Read More »
Heavy pre monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed at 23 persons and affected 45,680 families (174,310 persons) in 20 districts according to the National Disaster Management Centre.
Floods and threat of landslides have forced the evacuation of people in several low lying areas while four main rivers have reached flood levels. Four districts are on ‘red alert’ for possible landslides. Spill gates of many reservoirs have been opened across the country.
Due to the disaster situation 121 houses have been completely destroyed while 5,205 have been partially damaged. Read More »
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