High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

66th Independence and National Day of Sri Lanka: Celebrations in New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 00:19


High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam, joined by the staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission in India, offered alms to Buddhist priests representing the Sri Lankan Buddhist temples located in India on the morning of 4 February, commencing day-long celebrations of the 66th Independence and National Day of Sri Lanka in New Delhi. The alms-giving held at the High Commissioner’s Residence was followed by a Ceremony involving Sri Lankan expatriates in New Delhi at which High Commissioner Kariyawasam hoisted the National Flag to the accompaniment of ceremonial drums (magul bera) played by traditionally attired drummers of the Sri Lanka Navy Cultural Troupe. The solemn early morning ceremony included the reading of the 66th Independence Day Message of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Addressing the Sri Lankan community in New Delhi, High Commissioner Kariyawasam stressed the important role that each of them plays in strengthening relations at the people-to-people level which is an important component of the India-Sri Lanka relationship.  

Sri Lanka – Partner Nation at the 28th Surajkund International Crafts Mela in India PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 08 February 2014 06:06


The renowned annual Surajkund Mela organised annually by the Surajkund Mela Authority under the aegis of the Haryana state Tourism Ministry and the Indian Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles and Culture is being held this year from 1-15 February. The mega fair showcases the finest handlooms and handicrafts of India and draws award winning artisans from all over the country who showcase and sell their products. The fair features different cuisines and is also a platform for performing arts including folk theatre from different parts of the country. 
Sri Lanka participates at SATTE-2014 New Delhi from 29th to 31st January 2014 PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 31 January 2014 14:00


Sri Lanka Tourism Board, together with 12 co-exhibitors from the private sector, assisted by the Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi, participated at the SATTE-2014 Travel and Tourism Exhibition in New Delhi held at Pragati Maidan from 29th to 31st January 2014.
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTERS OF SRI LANKA AND INDIA HOLD TALKS PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:43


Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, and Mr. Salman Khurshid, Minister of External Affairs of  India, held bilateral discussions on Wednesday at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.

These were wide ranging discussions covering all aspects of the bilateral relationship.

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen attends the 5th SAARC Business Conclave in New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 18 January 2014 15:17
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen led Sri Lanka’s delegation to the 5th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave in New Delhi on 16 January 2014. The Conclave, held under the theme “The south Asian Century-Progressing Towards regional Integration”, was organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, the SAARC Chamber of Commerce & industries and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI). Speaking at the inaugural panel discussion of the Business Conclave, Minister Bathiudeen highlighted the outstanding trade statistics that Sri Lanka has shown for the past few years as an example of sound economic policies that has brought successful investments to the country.

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