Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concluded an official visit to the United Kingdom on Friday the 13th of January 2017. This was the first high level visit undertaken by Sri Lanka since the formation of the government of Prime Minister Theresa May. Minister Samaraweera held bilateral discussions with the Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson and Baroness Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, and also made the first speech of the New Year at the prestigious Chatham House in London.
High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Applications are called from candidates to fill a vacancy for a Confidential Secretary / Clerk Assistant on a locally recruited basis at the High Commission. Recruitment will initially be for a period of one year subject to terms and conditions of the said post.
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level (O/L) and / or equivalent.
Qualifications / experience in Secretarial work.
Proficiency in EnglishandSinhala or Tamil languages.
Ability in shorthand / typing of at least 40 words per minute.
Citizenship / Visa:Should be a British Citizen or should hold a valid visa for employment in the UK.
Age Limit: Should not be less than 18 years and not more than 50 years of age on the closing date for the application.
Experience: Minimum of 06 months experience.
Those interested can forward self prepared application along with a brief personal resume, copies of passport / valid visa, evidence of education / work experience to The High Commissioner, Sri Lanka High Commission, 13, Hyde Park Gardens, London W2 2LU to be received on or before 31 January 2017. Only short listed applicants will be called for an interview.
Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
Sri Lanka's new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Amari Mandika Wijewardene presented her Letter of Credentials to Queen Elizabeth II on 15 November 2016 at a ceremonial event held at the Buckingham Palace.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London celebrated Deepavali on 31 October 2016 amidst a large gathering of the Sri Lankan community.
The event commenced with the blessings conducted by Rev. Ramanada Kurukkal. Addressing the gathering, Rev. Ramanada kurukkal appreciated the High Commission's efforts in organizing the event to celebrate this important Hindu cultural festival.
Keynote address delivered on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the London Buddhist Vihara & the 152nd birth anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala on 17th September 2016 at the London Buddhist Vihara by Sugeeshwara Gunaratna, Deputy High Commissioner -Sri Lanka High Commission, London. (Transcript of Speech)