On the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing today, submitted an application to land a Sri Lankan Airlines aircraft in Wuhan city airport to airlift 32 Sri Lankan students including their family members. The Embassy is closely following up with the Foreign Ministry of China and Foreign Affairs Office of the Wuhan Province to expedite the process of obtaining clearance for the landing of the aircraft, as soon as they are allowed to travel out of their present locations.
The Ministry, Embassy and Consulate Generals are also working with the Sri Lankan Airlines in seeking to operationalize instructions to bring back all other Sri Lankan students presently in China. Read More »
In a phenomenally empathetic gesture, thousands of Army personnel at island-wide Security Force HQs, Training Schools and Army formations simultaneously joined hands together sharp at 7.00 pm today (14) and prayed for speedy healing and recovery for the affected in Australia, Dawn of prosperity to all Sri Lankans and the World in 2020 while transferring merits to Aussies and animals, perished in raging bushfires and all those who had laid lives in natural and man-made disasters.
This gesture for spiritual healing, one of the mammoth collective efforts of the Army was the brainchild of the acting Chief of Defence Staff & Commander of the Army, Read More »
High Commission staff contributed dry rations to Australia Sri Lanka Buddhist Association (ASLBA) donation to Anglicare Bushfire Appeal to help people affected by the bushfires. The Chief Minister of ACT participated in the handover of donations on 13th January 2020 at Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara, Canberra. The Actg. High Commissioner and the Minister attended the event representing the High Commission.
The staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra commenced work on the first day of the year with a special programme held in the morning of Wednesday, 01 January 2020 at its premises.
The programme commenced with the hoisting of the national flag by the Acting High Commissioner followed by the singing of the national anthem by the staff. Afterwards, two minutes silence was observed to commemorate the war heroes and others who sacrificed their lives on behalf of the motherland. Thereafter, the staff of the High Commission took the “Oath of Public Servants” pledging to work, efficiently and productively throughout the year. Read More »
The visiting delegation from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura (USJP) explores opportunities for collaborative academic and research partnership with the leading Canberra based Australian Universities
A high profile academic delegation from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura (USJP) visited Canberra on 16-19 December 2019 and explored opportunities for collaborative academic and research partnership with Canberra based leading Australian Universities that would bring mutual benefits to the students and academics of both countries. Read More »
High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra celebrated Christmas with the participation of Sri Lankan community at the High Commission premises on 29 November 2019, in keeping with the tradition of commemorating the important festivals of all religions practiced in Sri Lanka. The Rev. Father Steve Nation led Christmas prayers in English and highlighted the meaning of Christmas, coexistence with other faiths and how its empathetic towards other religions. Rev. Father Ruwan Pradeep delivered the Christmas message trilingually in Sinhala, Tamil and English highlighting the significance of celebration of Christmas by communities around the world. Read More »
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