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Sri Lanka Confirms Commitment to Support the Integrated Better Air Quality Conference and the 8th EST Forum in Colombo

On 16th May 2014, the Government of Sri Lanka formalized its commitment to host and support the “Integrated Conference of Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2014 and Intergovernmental 8th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia” that will be held in Colombo in November this year. Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy and Hon. Rohana Kumara Dissanayake, Deputy Minister of Transport were in Manila for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the BAQ organizer, Clean Air Asia, represented by its Executive Director, Mr. Bjarne Pedersen.

 Minister Susil Premajayantha of the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy
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2558th Vesak celebrations at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu celebrated the 2558th Vesak celebrations (Buddha Poornima Festivities) on 15th May 2014 at the Embassy premises with the participation of Ven. Mahasangha of Buddhist temples in Kathmandu, the Sri Lankan community in Nepal, media personnel and other devotees.

2558th Vesak celebrations at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu
2558th Vesak celebrations at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu
2558th Vesak celebrations at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu
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Cairo lights up with Vesak lanterns

The Vesak celebrations in Cairo were organized by the Sri Lanka Embassy with the participation of the Sri Lankan community living in Egypt on 14th May 2014. The Embassy premises were decorated with Buddhist flags and Vesak lanterns. The decorations were extended to cover part of Sri Lanka Street on which the Embassy is located. The main attraction was the revolving Vesak Lantern with eight sister-lanterns. A “Dansela” was also organized to serve fruit juice to passing motorists.

Cairo lights up with Vesak lanterns
Cairo lights up with Vesak lanterns
Cairo lights up with Vesak lanterns
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Vesak celebrated in Cuba on a grand scale

The Vesak festival organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Cuba was held from 14 to 18 May 2014 at the Embassy premises on a grand scale for the second consecutive year.

Vesak celebrated in Cuba on a grand scale
Vesak celebrated in Cuba on a grand scale
Vesak celebrated in Cuba on a grand scale
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Pakistan will always support Sri Lanka, Pakistani President Tells President Rajapaksa

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain extended his country’s unwavering support to Sri Lanka when he and President Mahinda Rajapaksa held bilateral discussions in Shanghai, China, this afternoon.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain held bilateral discussions this afternoon in Shanghai, China, on the sidelines of the 4th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Chief of Staff Mr. Gamini Senarath, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in China Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda were also present at the discussion.  (Pix By: Sudath Silva )
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Daiwa Securities of Japan expresses interest on the Capital Market of Sri Lanka

On the initiation of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo the senior management of Daiwa Securities visited Sri Lanka in order to assess and to benchmark the viability of the debt market of Sri Lanka. Mr. Yutaka Yokoyama, Managing Director of Global Investment Banking and Mr. Kenichi Kanda, Executive Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets of Daiwa Securities visited Sri Lanka, recently.

Ambassador Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda explaining the structure of the economy and Capital Market of Sri Lanka to Mr. Yutaka Yokoyama, Managing Director, and Mr. Kenichi Kanda, Head of Capital Markets of Daiwa Securities.  Ambassador Admiral Karannagoda is associated with Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Saj Mendis, and Commercial Counsellor, Mr. D.Premaratne, of the Embassy
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