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President participates at religious ceremonies in Anuradhapura

All are duty bound to safeguard the national harmony and coexistence - President

Govt. provides children with equal opportunities and facilities for education - President

Sri Lanka Embassy hosts Iftar in Washington DC

Several spells of showers and fairly strong winds

Arresting the rot in politics
The Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has stressed the need for Sri Lankan politics to ..

Tamil Nadu CM urges Indian PM to give visa to UN team probing Sri Lanka
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State in India, J. Jayalalithaa today urged the Indian Prime Minist..

Coalition for change of Constitution!
The civil society movement leading the charge on axing the presidency yesterday unveiled a six month..

“Days of Sri Lanka in Russia and Armenia”, 29 May – 17 June 2014
Caravan Logo- Minsk Sri Lanka is coming to Moscow, the capital of Russia and a number of major Russian cities as well as the Armenian capital city of Yerevan in a fantastic festival of “Days of Sri Lanka” this summer! The Roadshow will be launched in Moscow on 29 May 2014 and then proceed to Kazan, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd, Rostov and end its journey in Yerevan on 17 June 2014. This colorful and rich festival is meant to bring Sri Lanka closer to Russia and Armenia, bonding these countries in culture and business alike and providing a wondrous background for mutual understanding, love and respect.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation is pleased to invite lovers of culture and art in these cities to share the magical journey into its history, culture and experience its beauty and hospitality.


Economic Development Minister Appreciates the Tourism Catalogue
E69T8977 3 The Catalogue on Sri Lanka Tourism in the English language published by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Moscow, Russia was presented to the Minister of Economic Development Hon. Basil Rajapaksa at the Ministry of Economic Development by the Ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga. The Minister expressed his appreciation for the endeavor taken by the Ambassador for promoting tourism in Russia and CIS countries which has increased in many folds during the last few years. He also mentioned that this catalogue will be a very effective tool in promoting Sri Lanka as a tourist destination.
“Reflection of Sri Lanka” an exposition on Trade, Tourism & Investment
WebBanner 1 The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in Sri Lanka from 13th – 17h November 2013. This prestigious event presents Sri Lanka a valuable opportunity to promote and reposition Sri Lanka as a strategically important economic centre of the world.

In line with the CHOGM), ” Reflection of Sri Lanka” an exposition on Trade, Tourism & Investment will be organized by Ministry of Economic Development,

 Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka Tourism, Board of Investment (BOI) and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in association with other government and private sector agencies.


“Mega Tourism Caravan 4” in Ukraine
Caravan Logo- Ukraine In continuation of “Mega Tourism Caravan ” held in August  2013 in the Republic of Belarus,  ‘Tourism Promotional Campaign’ in CIS countries, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation with the collaboration of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau launched the fourth phase of the promotion campaign in the Ukraine from 1 to 14 October 2013.
This time the campaign commenced from the city of Kharkov of the Ukraine and took its journey through four other major cities of the Ukraine, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa and Kiev covering a distance of almost 2000 kilometers on wheels continuing the saga of “Mega Tourism Caravan”


“Mega Tourism Caravan 3″ in Belarus
Logo 1280x1024 The “Mega Tourism Caravan” commenced its second phase on 22 August in the capital city of Belarus, Minsk. This enormous task of organizing weeks long tourism campaigns firstly in four major cities of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and subsequently in four major cities in Russia for the second time and also in Belarus  would not have been a reality,
 if not for the resolute and untiring efforts of His Excellency Udayanga Weeratunga, the Ambassador of Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation.  His vast experience and hard earned knowledge on the tourism industry were the main attributes, which paved the way to successfully organize both “Mega Tourism Road Show” and “Mega Tourism Caravan”.