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Sri Lanka chocolates and fine teas feature at the United Nations

Friday, 22 March 2019

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’.

Mission celebrates 71st Anniversary of Independence in New Jersey with the Sri Lankan Community

Saturday, 09 February 2019

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.

Annual Academic Conference of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) 2019

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The Annual Academic Conference of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) will be held from 29-30 March 2019 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The APQN is a non-governmental and non-profit network with 208 members from 40 countries and territories aiming to enhance the quality of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region.

Biennial Conference of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The Biennial Conference of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Eucation (INQAAHE) will be held on 25-28 March 2019 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The INQAAHE is a worl-wide association of apporximately 300 organizations active in the area of quality assurance in higher education.

Sri Lanka speaks on the importance of integrated assessments for decision making at Capacity Building event at the UN

Monday, 28 January 2019

Sri Lanka participated last week at the Multi Stakeholder Dialogue and Capacity Building Partnership event organized by the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) within the framework of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment including Socio-Economic Aspects (Regular Process).

Ceremonial Commencement of Work for the year 2019 at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, with the participation of its staff, conducted a special ceremony at the Mission premises this morning (2nd January) to mark the commencement of the new work year. 

Christmas Celebrations held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in New York

Friday, 21 December 2018

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York hosted a Christmas celebration for members of the Sri Lankan community on 21st December 2018 at the Mission premises. The event commenced with a welcome address by H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka, followed by a short sermon by Rev. Fr. Nalaka Silva. 

Ambassador Perera joins in honouring the Diwali Foundation USA's "Power of One" awardees

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Ambassador Perera participated in the "Power of One" award ceremony held today (11 Dec) and delivered a few remarks as one of the co-sponsors of the event. In his speech, Ambassador Perera highlighted that Deepavali is a "unique celebration of the values of peace, understanding, compassion and togetherness," and congratulated the honourees for being purveyors of this message.