Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

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.

Vesak is the most important religious festival for all Buddhists, which marks the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Lord Gautama Buddha. Vesak celebration also means making special efforts to bring happiness to the people in straitened circumstances.

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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.

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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. The members of the Sri Lankan community and the students in Cuba enthusiastically took part in religious observances including offering of alms and flowers and other meritorious deeds. The Embassy premises was colourfully decorated with Buddhist flags, illuminations, lanterns, pandals etc. for the Thrice Blessed Day which was reminiscent of a typical “Vesak” festival in Sri Lanka.

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H.E. the President was addressing the gathering of the Victory Day celebrations held in Matara -2014-05-18

This country was united as a free country on a day like today (May 18), in 2009. 

Every inch of our country and the two thirds of the coastal line was regained for our mother Lanka on a day like today, exactly five years ago.

Peace, stability, real democracy and every freedom were offered to Sri Lankan people on a day like this.

You can see the war heroes who sacrificed their limbs and eyes to gain this victory, are walking in this parade. The officers and other ranks, regiments who joined the humanitarian operation, are also walking along in this parade with their regimental flags.

Today we exhibit you the various kinds of weapons used to defeat the ruthless terrorist.

The troops that forged ahead in the battle front, defeating the enemy are walking in this parade. Are not we feel a pride when we witness them?  

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Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo Celebrates Vesak

The staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo celebrated Vesak on Friday, 14th May 2014 at the Embassy premises in Tokyo. The Embassy premises was decorated and illuminated with colourful bulbs, Vesak buckets and Vesak lan ...

A Glimmer of Hope in The North

Sunday, 18th April 2014 “That the government had not completely done away with the dual citizenship program and that due to security reasons it would be evaluated on a person to person basis.” By Camelia Nathaniel - ...

Living A New Life

Sunday, 18th May 2014. By Camelia Nathaniel Reporting from the Senapura Rehabilitation Centre For Sahayanathan Jesurajan Cruz and Alahathurai Chandra Mohan the long wait is finally over and they will be released from th ...