High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

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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India / Sri Lanka – ITC Maurya celebrates Sri Lanka Food Festival 2019 PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 08 February 2019 03:33

A week long Sri Lanka Food Festival 2019 was inaugurated on 5th February, 2019 at the ITC Maurya Hotel, New Delhi, in commemoration of Sri Lanka’s National Day held on 4thFebruary. The Food Festival is jointly organised by the Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi, ITC Maurya Hotel and the Blue Waters Hotel in Sri Lanka. His Excellency Austin Fernando, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and Mr Arun Pathak, the Managing Director of the Welcome Hotel Lankan in Colombo, and Mr Zubin Songadwala General Manager ITC Mauryaformally declared the festival open with a formal ribbon cutting and lamp-lighting ceremony.

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The Sri Lankan Cultural Extravaganza at the Mount Abu Public School in Rohini, New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 31 January 2019 04:42

The Mount Abu School in Rohini, New Delhi organized a mega Sri Lankan Cultural Extravaganza on 20th January 2019. The event witnessed the presence of High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India His Excellency Austin Fernando and Madame Sylvia Fernando.  

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BIMSTEC Working Group Meeting in New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 31 January 2019 04:34

The 19th Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Rules of Origin was held in New Delhi on 21-22 January 2019. Delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated in the Meeting.Mr. A.K. Srivastava, Additional Director General of Foreign Trade, Department of Commerce of the Government of India was elected as the Chair of the Meeting. The delegation from Sri Lanka comprised:

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