Last update:Wed, 09 Sep 2020

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena assumes duties

Gunawardana5Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena assumed duties at the Foreign Ministry on Monday 17 August 2020. Minister Gunawardena was received by Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage and other senior officials upon his arrival at the Ministry. Following multi-religious observances, the Minister officially assumed duties. Later, addressing the staff, the Foreign Minister remarked that the Government is ready to rise up to the new challenges with the mandate given by the people of Sri Lanka. The Minister stressed that with a strong government in office and its non-aligned and friendly foreign policy, it is envisioned to bring about a number of key changes beneficial to the country. He also called upon the Sri Lankans overseas to join hands with the government in this endeavour.

Media Release - New Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage assumes duties

Admiral3Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage (PhD) assumed duties as the Secretary to the Foreign Ministry today (14 August) following the appointment to the position by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The new Foreign Secretary Admiral Colombage was warmly received by the senior officials of the Foreign Ministry this morning, upon arrival at the Ministry.

HCL Technologies with its 1st South Asian delivery center in Sri Lanka

FO4A9842Tech Giant HCL has rapidly expanded their plans to create over 1,500 new local employment opportunities for both freshers and experienced professionals, within the first 18 months of kick-starting its operations from its office in Colombo, having initially signed up with Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment to set up a 500 seat service delivery center in February this year.  This move by a global ICT leader in a COVID impacted global economy highlights Sri Lanka as an emerging destination of choice for the global tech market.

Voice of the Pearl: "We missed you!" - Information by Sri Lanka Tourism

ScenicPearl of the Indian Ocean

Honored by Lonely Planet as the number one travel destination for 2019, Sri Lanka offers a multitude of sights, from pristine sandy beaches to impressive green mountains, and is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean that enables “unmissable experiences”. While the whole world is slowly recovering from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka has made intensive and extremely successful efforts to keep the spread of the virus under control, and has also proven that Sri Lanka is not just the number one travel destination in the world, but also has an excellent health system. Sri Lanka Tourism enables international guests to enjoy the highest safety standards by inviting tourists from all over the world to experience our lovely paradise island.

Read more on https://www.srilanka.travel