Celebration of Thai Pongal at "Sri Lanka House"
The Embassy, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Friends Foundation of Norway celebrated the Thai Pongal Day at the ‘Sri Lanka House’ on 17th January 2015, where a gathering of Sri Lankan community members were present. The House was decorated to bring the joyful atmosphere of Pongal Festivity. Ambassador and representatives of the Sri Lanka Associations in Norway inaugurated the event with the lighting of the lamp.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concludes two day visit to India
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who was in New Delhi for a two day official visit on the invitation of the Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj concluded his visit successfully today. This is the first foreign visit undertaken by Minister Samaraweera after assumption of office on 12th January, and reflects the priority attached by Sri Lanka towards enhanced relations with India.
Mrs Chitranganee Wagiswara appointed as the new Foreign Secretary
Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the President Maithripala Sirisena. She received her letter of appointment from President Sirisena today (19th January 2015) at the Presidential Secretariat. Thereafter, Mrs Wagiswara assumed duties at the Ministry Office at a simple ceremony.
Mrs Wagiswara is the senior-most officer serving in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, having joined in 1981. She served as Third Secretary in Rome, Italy (1984– 1988), Ottawa, Canada (1991-1994) as First Secretary, and as the Deputy High Commissioner in London, United Kingdom (1996 – 1999).