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Ambassador Rohan Perera delivers statement at the tenth anniversary commemoration of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances

Friday, 17 February 2017

A High-level Meeting was convened by the President of the General Assembly to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disapearances today (17/2) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. H.E. Dr.

PERMANENT MISSION OF SRI LANKA HOSTS RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE 69TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE

Tuesday, 07 February 2017

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York celebrated Sri Lanka’s 69th Anniversary of Independence with a reception held yesterday (February 7th). Over 300 high dignitaries including a large gathering of Permanent Representatives, senior officials of the UN and members of the press including senior journalists from the New York Times, CNN, Reuters and the Associated Press among others were present to mark the occasion. Mr.

SRI LANKA MISSION CELEBRATES 69TH INDEPENDENCE DAY IN NEW YORK

Monday, 06 February 2017

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations together with the Sri Lanka community in the Tri State area celebrated Sri Lanka’s 69th anniversary of Independence at the Forest Hill High School in Queens, New York. The event commenced with the hoisting of the National Flag and the singing of the National Anthem in Sinhala and Tamil followed by two minutes silence in remembrance of all who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

SRI LANKA SHOWCASED AT THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW

Friday, 03 February 2017

Several Sri Lankan Travel Operators are participating in The New York Times Travel Show which is being held from 27th -29th January 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.  Hon. Arundhika Fernando, Deputy Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Affairs of Sri Lanka and H.E. Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera P.C., Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN declared open the Sri Lanka pavilion at the New York Travel Show today (27th January) in the presence of travel trade businesspersons, travel writers and other officials.

AMBASSADOR ROHAN PERERA SERVES AS PANELIST IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABILITY

Friday, 03 February 2017

A Panel Discussion entitled “Pathways to Sustainability: Thailand’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy”- chaired by Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai was held at the United Nations Headquarters on 12th January 2017.

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Rohan Perera served as a panelist of the discussion, and shared his views on how Sri Lanka has benefitted from South-South Cooperation with Thailand, and Sri Lanka’s own contributions to South-South Cooperation.

SRI LANKA WINS “AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORTING” FOR NATIONAL AND REGIONAL REPORTS

Friday, 03 February 2017

Sri Lanka was among the four countries which won Awards for Excellence which celebrate recent national and regional human development reports that have excelled in crafting and promoting human solutions to development challenges.  The human development reporting team of Sri Lanka was given the Award of Excellence for its 2014 National Human Development Report entitled “Youth and Development : Towards a More Inclusive Future”.

SRI LANKA AND ANDORRA ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

Friday, 03 February 2017

Sri Lanka and Andorra established formal diplomatic relations today (30/11). H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and his Andorra counterpart H.E. Mrs. Elisenda Vives Balmaña signed the Joint Communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries, at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York.

SRI LANKA ADDRESSES MEETING IN OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AT THE UNGA

Friday, 03 February 2017

Ambassador and Permanent Representative Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, addressed the UN General Assembly at a special meeting convened to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, today (29 November 2016).

SRI LANKA CONGRATULATES MR. GUTERRES ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS THE NEXT UN SECRETARY GENERAL

Friday, 03 February 2017

At an informal meeting of the plenary with the Secretary General designate, His Excellency António Guterres convened by the President of the General Assembly, Ambassador Dr. Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative  congratulated the PGA on the presidential text which was adopted by acclamation last week, appointing Mr. Antonio Guterres as the ninth Secretary General of the United Nations.