A business networking session to promote “Ceylon Tea”, hosted by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C and Sri Lanka Tea Board was held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York on 26th June, 2016. The promotional event was held in conjunction with the New York “Summer Fancy Food” Exhibition held at Jacob Joint Center from 26th – 29th June 2016. At the promotional event Minister of Plantation Industries, Hon.
On 15th June 2016, the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations co-sponsored a side event organized by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), entitled ‘How Regional Collaboration can lead to more effective implementation of political rights of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Development Agenda’ during the 9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Sri Lanka participated today at a Special Event titled "Wildlife Crime and New York Launch of the World Wildlife Crime Report” organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) together with the Permanent Missions of Germany and Gabon.
Account Information for Disaster Relief Monetary Donations:
The Government of Sri Lanka has set up Bank Accounts to which monetary donations for Disaster Relief may be sent by well-wishers in foreign currency (USD) or local currency (SLRupees). Monetary Donations may be also made at the Sri Lanka Mission.
United States Permanent Representative Ambassador Samantha Power sought a meeting with former President Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga on 11 May 2016 at the Sri Lanka Mission in New York, to discuss matters of mutual interest. Mrs.
The fifth executive president of Sri Lanka and Chairperson, Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, Chandrika Kumaratunga delivered the Sri Lanka statement on International Peace and Security at the UN headquarters in New York just moments ago.
Sri Lanka was among the 171 countries that signed the Paris Agreement today (22) at the High- Level Signature Ceremony of the Paris Agreement held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This high-level signature ceremony is the culmination of negotiations held amongst member states who agreed on the landmark climate deal during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) held in Paris in December, last year.
Hon. Sagala Ratnayaka, Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development today (20th) addressed the UN General Assembly and highlighted the need for all international actors to come together to combat the world drug problem. He also briefed the Assembly on the steps that Sri Lanka has taken in its national capacity to address this issue.