Sri Lanka ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 08th February 2016 and became the 162nd State to ratify this Convention.
· “Please continue to enrich us with your culture and your wisdom” – Mayor Phillip Kramer
· “We are celebrating the 68th Anniversary of our Independence at a very important juncture of the contemporary political history of Sri Lanka” – Amb. Perera
The Mission celebrated Sri Lanka's 68th Anniversary of Independence with two events today.
At a solemn ceremony this morning, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr. Rohan Perera hoisted the National flag in the presence of staff and well-wishers.
A side event entitled “Coastline Erosion and its Contribution to Climate Change” co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations was held yesterday (20/01) at the UN Headquarters with the participation of a large number of Permanent Representatives, senior diplomats and members of the civil society.
Sri Lanka today signed the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances at a simple ceremony held at the Treaty Section of the United Nations. Acting Permanent Representative Mr. A.S. Khan signed this Convention on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, becoming the 95th country to sign this Convention.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in New York celebrated today, December 14, 2015, the 60th anniversary of the admission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations with an archival photographic exhibition, which was followed by a breakfast reception.
Commemorating the occasion of 50th anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka co-hosted a panel discussion titled “Introducing tolerance on the internet - Changing attitudes and patterns of behavior” together with Permanent Missions of Poland, Ghana and Norway, today. The UN Department of Public information, UNESCO and African Union also took part in organizing this event.
The United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon on 23 November 2015, sent a personal and heartfelt message of condolence to President Maithripala Sirisena on the passing of the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka organized two briefings for a representative group of UN Ambassadors on the 8th and 9th of October to provide momentum for the CCIT negotiations during the forthcoming 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
Sri Lanka deposited the instrument of acceptance to the Amendment to Article 20, para. 1 of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), today (21 July 2015). Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Ambassador Sabrulla Khan handed over the instrument of acceptance to Mr.