High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

35th Board Meeting of the India Sri Lanka Foundation was held in New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 04 April 2019 11:57

35th Board Meeting of the India -Sri Lanka Foundation was held in New Delhi on 11th March 2019 at the ITC Maurya Hotel, in New Delhi with a view to fostering bilateral relations through the enhancement of economic, scientific, educational, technical and cultural cooperation, as well as promoting greater understanding between the peoples of the two countries.

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Ambassador of Vietnam in New Delhi made a courtesy call on High Commissioner PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 04 April 2019 11:39

Ambassador of Vietnam H.E. Pham Sanh Chau called on H.E. the High Commissioner on 22nd March 2019. Given the shared Buddhist heritage of both countries both dignitaries discussed on the Tripitaka and Vesak Celebrations in Sri Lanka. Discussions on the upcoming scheduled visit of the Minister of Buddha Sasana of Sri Lanka to Vietnam for Vesak at the invitation extended by the Ambassador of Vietnam in Colombo.

 
Ambassador of Czech in New Delhi made a courtesy call on High Commissioner PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 04 April 2019 11:35

Czech Ambassador H.E. Milan Hovorka accompanied by the Counsellor Mr. Frantisek Jirasek called on H.E. the High Commissioner Austin Fernando on 22nd March 2019. He briefed the High Commissioner on the three MoUs which are under consideration by Sri Lanka i.e. Double taxation; Extradition of Prisoners and Trade.  Both dignitaries discussed on the ways in which these MOUs can be finalised for signature and emphasised the potential for expansion of ties in the tourism sector.  

 
Sri Lanka is appointed as the Vice Chair of the Regional Committee of the International Solar Alliance PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 13:32

Sri Lanka was appointed as the Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Group of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the ISA Regional Consultations held in New Delhi, today.  Sri Lanka was also appointed by consensus, as an Additional Member of the Standing Committee representing the Asia Pacific Region as well as an Observer of the Programming Committee of the International Solar Alliance. With these key appointments Sri Lanka is now represented at all significant levels of the International Solar Alliance that will lay the framework for the programming and implementation of the projects that will be initiated by the International Solar Alliance.  

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Celebrating the Tripitaka Week in Northern India PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 13:47

High Commission of Sri Lanka in India in collaboration with Buddhist Organizations in India organised a series of events in several Buddhist centres in India to celebrate the Tripitaka Week from 16th – 23rd March 2019.

H.E Austin Fernando participated at the first event of the series of events organised, which was held in Bodh Gaya on 16th March, together with the Sri Lankan devotees and leading Chief priests from several Buddhist centers in Bodh Gaya i.e. Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Nepal and Laos. Addressing the event, High Commissioner at the outset made an overview of the historical evolution of Tripitaka and on the present project by the Government of Sri Lanka to list the Tripitaka with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Memory of the World Register.  Speeches were made by the invitees and the Board members of the Maha Bodhi explaining the importance of Tripitaka and inscribing Tripitaka in the Memory of the World Register of the UNESCO and the speakers appreciated the initiative by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Government of Sri Lanka in preserving this national heritage. 

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