Sri Lanka participated in the World Environment Day 2018, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in association with the global co-host for this year, the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations on 5 June 2018.
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The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York conducted traditional Ifthar (Breaking Ramadan Fast) on Friday, June 1st with the participation of a large number of Sri Lankan Muslim expatriates living in the Tri-State area. The programme was held at the Mission premises.
Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) speaking during the annual commemoration of Vesak at the United Nations Headquarters in New York yesterday (01 May 2018), noted that, although born a prince, Buddha rose above self-interest and went into the world to help overcome human suffering. “His teachings are based on the principle that compassion is central to enlightenment, and as such, his message of service to others is more relevant than ever,” the Secretary-General said.