High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike, Keynote Speaker at the World Sustainable Development Summit PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 13:44

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga participated as the keynote speaker at the World Sustainable Development Summit 2019, New Delhi from 11th – 13th February 2019.

Former President made the keynote address on “A Vision for a Secure and Sustainable World For All”, at a Leadership Panel at the Summit.  The Summit 2019 was inaugurated by the Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu and the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India, Austin Fernando was also present at the inauguration of the Summit.

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High Commissioner attends the 4th SAARC Law Mooting Competition in New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:42

Fourth Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon SAARC LAW Mooting Competition, 2018-19, was held from 15th to 18th February 2019 at the Lloyds Law College in Greater Noida. High Commissioner Austin Fernando, Justice Priyantha Jayawardene, Judge, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and Prof. (Dr.) V. T. Thamilmaran, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka participated representing Sri Lanka. This competition was aimed to inspire and encourage interaction and reciprocity of ideas among law students of SAARC countries for promotion of regional cooperation, mutual benefit in legal education and to broaden the horizon of legal studies.

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Sri Lanka’s famed Ministry of Crab drops anchor in Mumbai PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 15 February 2019 13:37


The year has started on a high note for food lovers in Mumbai as the much awaited Sri Lankan restaurant Ministry of Crab opened in the city. A brainchild of celebrated chef and restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa, Ministry of Crab is Sri Lanka’s first restaurant to have started the trend of serving lagoon crabs. Started in 2011, it also made it to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list recently, adding Sri Lanka on a must-visit list for the global culinary audience. While the award-winning eatery in Sri Lanka is housed in a renovated 400-year-old Dutch Hospital, its 6,000-square-foot Mumbai outpost charms with its elegant Lankan deco vibe at Zaveri House in Khar.

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Indian tour operators visit Sri Lanka to promote island to Indian travellers PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Sunday, 10 February 2019 06:36

The Executive Committee of the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI), comprising 15 members visited Sri Lanka last week.

During their visit to Sri Lanka, the OTOAI met Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga, and senior officials of Sri Lanka Tourist Promotion Board (SLTPB) to discuss new business avenues to promote Sri Lanka to Indian travellers.

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71st Independence Commemorations in New Delhi, India PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 08 February 2019 12:37

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi organized several events to celebrate the 71st anniversary of independence.

The official ceremony in the morning of 04th February commenced with the hoisting of the national flag in the backdrop of the sound of the ceremonial drums (Magul Bera).  Following the rendering of the National Anthem in both Sinhala and Tamil, religious dignitaries representing all four religions in Sri Lanka – Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity – blessed the country, the leaders and the people of Sri Lanka.

The programme included the reading messages of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana. 

At the end of the formal event, two dance items were performed by the Sri Lanka Navy Dance Troupe bringing colour to the event.  

The invitees numbering around 120 including Sri Lankan expatriates and students who are in New Delhi were hosted to a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast.  An alms giving was held prior to the official ceremony at the official residence, for the Buddhist clergy representing the major Sri Lankan Buddhist Institutes in India.

On 04th February evening, a Diplomatic Reception for around 800 guests, was held for the political dignitaries, Senior Government Officials of India, members of the diplomatic corp, eminent business leaders and members of the Sri Lankan community in India at the Residence of the High Commissioner.  The Chief Guest of the event was Hon. Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation of India.  

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