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FLOOD RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO SRI LANKA

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Dear Sirs, 

This is to inform that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo has informed this High Commission that a comprehensive programme of action has been put into place to provide urgent relief assistance to those affected by the floods in Sri Lanka. The High Commission has been authorised to accept donations in cash for this purpose since it will help to purchase most of the urgent relief items locally in Sri Lanka and rush such items immediately to the affected areas. 

Sri Lankan expatriates wishing to make donations are kindly requested to deposit them in the official bank account of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, of which details are as follows: 

Name of the Account : High Commission of Sri Lanka

Account No                : 00006 – 77-02914

Name of the Bank     : CIBC

Bank Branch              : Sparks Street, Ottawa

Donors are requested to state the following message in their respect of their bank transfers: “Donations for Flood Relief in Sri Lanka”.

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Japan-Sri Lanka Summit Meeting

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May 28, 2016

On May 28, 2016, H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan and H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, held a bilateral summit meeting in Nagoya, Japan, following the Outreach Meeting during the G7 Ise-Shima Summit.

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State Secretary of Norway to visit Sri Lanka

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Tore Hattrem, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 31 May - 2 June 2016. 

The State Secretary will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs on 31 May where discussions are expected to take place on follow-up to the visit in January this year of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. 

Read more: State Secretary of Norway to visit Sri Lanka

 

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva heads the Sri Lankan delegation at the First World Humanitarian Summit

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“The increased occurrence of disasters in the regions not only threatens to roll back hard earned development gains, but also the achievement of the development goals. In respect to the core responsibilities related to natural disasters and climate change, it is the prime responsibility of the governments as humanitarian actors to serve the vulnerable members of the society, especially, women, children and elderly, who are in need of assistance.  In thıs regard, Sri Lanka is committed to reaching out these vulnerable group members in tımes of crises” stated Minister Nimal Siriplala de Silva, Minister of Transport who lead the Sri Lanka delegation to the First World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), held in Istanbul, Turkey on 24th May 2016.

Read more: Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva heads the Sri Lankan delegation at the First World Humanitarian Summit

 

Ministers brief Diplomatic Community on Flood Situation

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, together with the Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and the Minister of Health & Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne briefed the Heads of Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations based in Colombo, on the flood and landslide situation in the country, yesterday Thursday 19 May 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign Minister Samaraweera expressed appreciation to the international community for their messages of condolence and assistance to victims.

Read more: Ministers brief Diplomatic Community on Flood Situation

 

Visit of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka to India 13-14 May 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in New Delhi today. President Sirisena was received on arrival by the Indian Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Esala Weerakoon, and senior officials of the Ministry of External Affairs, India.

Read more: Visit of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka to India 13-14 May 2016

 

Sri Lanka Friendship Group in the Canadian Parliament

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The Canada – Sri Lanka Friendship Group in the Canadian Parliament was formed on the 11th of May. The election of office bearers was presided over by Deputy Speaker Hon. Anthony Rota. Pascale Massot, Policy Advisor to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stephane Dion, was also present. 30 members of Parliament and Senators joined as members. Yasmin Ratansi MP for Don Valley East, a veteran politician from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party was elected Chairperson. 

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