High Commissioner’s speech at the 70th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence


High Commissioner’s  Skandakumar’s speech at the Sri Lanka Festival 2017

High Commissioner’s address at the Vesak Celebration 2017


Vesak Bakthi Gee at the Sri Lanka High Commission 2016

High Commissioner’s address at the 70th anniversary of Diplomatic Ties – Blood Donation on 29th April 2017

High Commissioner’s address at the Tamil Senior Citizen Association (NSW) Silver Jubilee

HON. Julie Bishop’s Speech – 12th Feb 2014

Julie Bishop’s Speech – 12th Feb 2014 from Kit Karunaratne on Vimeo.
H.E. High Commissioner’s Speech – 12th Feb 2014

High Commissioner’s Speech – 12th Feb 2014 from Kit Karunaratne on Vimeo.
H.E. the President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s speech at the 66th Independence Day Celebration held in Kegalle on 4th February 2014

Deepavali Celebrated in the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra, Australia

H.E. the President’s interview to Al Jazeera Television

Election results to pave the way for reconciliation in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan High Commissioner Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe says the Tamil National Alliance’s victory in provincial elections will lead to reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

Source: ABC News | Duration: 8min 30sec


Visit Sri Lanka Roadshow at Darling Habour Sydney

High Commissioner challenges ABC progrmame on No Fire Zone, a doctored film by Director Callum Macrae.

The High Commissioner challenged the false allegations of the No Fire Zone on the 30th of June 2013 at 10.15 a.m. on a live interview by Mr. Richard Davis.  The interview can be watched on video.

Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe – Sri Lanka After the War – on Radio New Zealand

Originally aired on Sunday Morning, Sunday 19 May 2013

As a dispute continues over Sri Lanka hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia and New Zealand talks to Chris about allegations of human rights abuses and his Government’s bid to reconcile the population after the civil war four years ago, in which thousands of citizens were killed

High Commissioner says Sri Lankans don’t need to seek asylum

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast: 10/04/2013
Reporter: Tony Jones

Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, the High Commissioner responding to the recent media reports following the arrival of a boat carrying group of asylum seekers in Geraldton port in Western Australia spoke to the ABC Late line programme 10th April 2013.

The full interview can be watched on ABC website.


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