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.
Ambassador Amrith Rohan Perera presented the credentials to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling GCMC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, as Sri Lanka’s non-resident High Commissioner to the Bahamas at the Government House, Nassau, on 13thApril, 2016. In his remarks at the Credentials Ceremony, Ambassador Perera recalled the cordial relations between Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the shared commonalities and the developmental challenges both countries face as developing
The Consultations Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, appointed by the Prime Minister, has opened online submissions in order to seek the views of stakeholders, experts, and the general public on the design of the reconciliation mechanisms. The online submission questionnaire is now live on the tri-lingual website of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms, “www.scrm.gov.lk”.
Sri Lanka actively participated at the Sixtieth Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) held at the United Nations in New York, with high-level engagement from the government as well as by civil society. This included three side events co-hosted by the Sri Lanka Permanent Mission to New York.