Ambassador and Permanent Representative Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera delivered the welcome address at the Sri Lanka Tourism Road show which kicked off in New York today (02 October 2017). Tour operators and travel agents including a number of Sri Lankan destination management companies attended the road show which will move to Washington DC and Los Angeles on 03 and 05th October respectively. The road show is organised by the Sri Lanka tourism Promotion Bureau.
President Maithripala addressed the 72nd sessions of the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2017. This was the third time President Sirisena addressed the General Assembly. The theme of the General Assembly for this session is, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka hosted a reception on 7th September 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters, to welcome the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake.
H.E. Dr. Rohan Perera, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, delivered a speech today (7th September) at the High Level Forum on Culture of Peace, which was held in pursuant of General Assembly resolution 71/252/ of 23 December 2016. H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, chaired the meeting. Mrs.
It is with profound sorrow that this Mission learned the passing of Mr. Senarath Attanayake after a brief illness, in Colombo, yesterday, 28th August 2017.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka co-hosted the 20th Session of the ‘Summer Youth Assembly’ along with the Permanent Missions of Kenya and Portugal, in collaboration with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.
The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, was held from 10th-19th July 2017 at the UNHQ, New York. This year the HLPF was held in the form of a series of interactive panel discussions under the theme “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.” A number of side events were held on the sidelines of the HLPF. Hon.