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Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena discusses systematic repatriation process

Monday, 25 May 2020

Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations in an interview held on Siyatha TV ‘Morning Show’ at 6.55 am today (25 May 2020) discussed the systematic repatriation process of Overseas Sri Lankans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lanka plays an active role at the CS 76 in Bangkok

Monday, 25 May 2020

The seventy-sixth session (CS 76) of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)  was successfully conducted on a virtual platform for the first time in its history,  due to the COVID 19 situation, on 21 May 2020, in Bangkok. The CS 76 deliberated on ‘Promoting economic, social and environmental cooperation on oceans for sustainable development’, reiterating commitments to realize SDG 14 on ‘life below water’, as its key theme for the Session. Delegations also engaged on a discussion on ‘Regional cooperation to address the socio-economic effects of the global health crisis’, where Sri Lanka joined in cosponsoring the resolution presented by the Secretariat, emphasizing the need for collaborative action in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic to the world and particularly to the developing countries in the most populous Asia and the Pacific Region. 

Memorial Day Commemoration on Monday May 25th at 5:30 PM US EST (Virtual Event)

Saturday, 23 May 2020

The annual Memorial Day event organized by ACOBA-EC will take place on Monday May 25th  at 5:30 PM. 

Please join us on Zoom to commemorate the sacrifices made by US and Sri Lankan veterans of all past wars. 

Meeting link:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88050929517   

Meeting ID:  880 5092 9517