Ambassador Dr. Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations attended an event to Observe International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York arranged a Buddha pooja, Dhamma Sermon and almsgiving at the New York Buddhist Vihara in Queens, on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2019 respectively, to mark the “Thripitaka Week.” The event also celebrated the initiative of H.E. President Maithripala Sirisena to declare the “Thripitaka” as National heritage and to have it included in the UNESCO “memory of the world” register for the benefit of all mankind.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera speaking during the Sixty-Third Session of the Commission on the Status of Women said that in the past four years, the government has accelerated the implementation of its programs, policies, and action plans to promote gender equality.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN participated at the popular Le Salon du Chocolat (III) event organized by the Arab Ladies at the UN together with the Permanent Mission of Yemen. The event was held at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York, with all proceeds from the sale of chocolates (through a system of coupons) being donated to support the children of Yemen. Last November, the UN Secretary General called the humanitarian situation in Yemen ‘desperate’.
Opening remarks by Dr. Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
At the side event on “Race to Zero Carbon” organized by the NGO for Sustainability, co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of
Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Rohan Perera was invited by the CITES Secretariat to make opening remarks at the celebration to mark World Wildlife Day at the United Nations Headquarters on 1st March 2019 under the theme “Life Below Water: for the People and Planet”.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, in collaboration with the Sri Lankan community of the tri-state area, hosted a celebration of the 71st Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence on 9th February 2019 at J.P. Stevens High School, Edison, New Jersey. The event saw attendance from special guests Hon. Frank Pallone Jr. U.S. Representative of New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District, founder of the Congressional caucus on Sri Lanka, Hon.