During a seminar Organized by Challengers Forum on 20 Years of Cooperation in Support of UN Peace Operations held in New York, Major General Ubaya Medawela , Minister (Military Adviser) met General Micael Bydén, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces along with Colonel Claes Naréus, Military Adviser of Sweden.  During this brief meeting both discussed the future peacekeeping deployment and capacity building, which are of interest to Sri Lanka and Sweden.

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York, with the participation of its staff, conducted a special ceremony at the Mission premises on 4th January 2016, to commence the new work year.

During the event, after the lighting of the oil lamp and the singing of the national anthem, the Mission staff took the Oath of Public Service to affirm their commitment to serving the people. Deputy Permanent Representative and Charge d’Affaires H.E. Mr. Sabarullah Khan delivered a brief speech, reaffirming the commitment and unwavering contributions of the staff in all efforts to be undertaken during this year so that the needs of the Sri Lankan community and Sri Lanka as a whole are duly met.

The ceremony was concluded with a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast.


The Executive Committee Members of the US-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce met with the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in New York and assured cooperation to implement new initiatives under the Economic Diplomacy programme of the government.


The Executive Committee Members pledged to reach out to the business communities both in Sri Lanka and the US with the view to expanding the US-Sri Lanka Economic Relations particularly in the fields of trade, investment, tourism and technology transfer.  The Chamber will augment membership drives, trade show participation and focused investment promotion in the coming months.


The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York celebrated the Deepavali at the Mission premises on 10th November 2015 with the participation of invitees and Mission staff.

During the event, after the lighting of oil lamps, the Deepavali messages of H.E. the President and Hon. Prime Minister were read out, followed by Sri Lankan traditional refreshments.

Among the participants were the Hony. Consul of Sri Lanka in Bahamas Mr. Ravindra Jesubatham and the students of the Masters High School, New York.  The US students were interested in learning about the traditional uses of coconut oil in Sri Lanka.  The Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York is concurrently accredited to Bahamas.


Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN

New York

10th November 2015


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