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Humanitarian Operation


Humanitarian Operation Factual Analysis July 2006 - May 2009




Friday, 20 May 2016 13:29



Sri Lanka Flood Relief

As a result of heavy rain prevailing in Sri Lanka over the last few days resulting in floods and landslides, a large number of people in Sri Lanka have been displaced and many lives lost.  The relief and rescue operations are being conducted by the Ministry of Disaster Management with the support of the tri-forces and other agencies.

The Sri Lanka High Commission kindly seeks your support in the form of cash donations to provide for urgent relief items and assist in the medium and long term recovery process.

The monies collected will be deposited by the Sri Lanka High Commission with the Sri Lanka Ministry of Finance.  Cash donations are especially encouraged as it would be more economical and faster to purchase most of the urgent relief items locally through available funds.  Your donations could be sent to the High Commission by the following methods:

(1)  Through electronic transfer:  


  A/C Name:  BOC (UK) Ltd
  A/C Number:  80113859
  Sort Code:  20-32-53
  Reference: Flood Relief & (Name of the Donor)
Cash deposits should be made through Barclays Bank only but online transfers can be done through any UK bank.
(2) In person at the Sri Lanka High Commission on all working days from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.  Please collect your receipt upon deposit.
If monies are deposited via online transfer or in person at a UK bank, please   e-mail your name and address to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  so that a Confirmation Receipt can be forwarded to the Donor:

Please note that the Sri Lanka High Commission does not accept donation of goods.

For inquiries, please contact

  • Mr. Manoj Warnapala (MB: 074 4031 2327)
  • Mr Nalin Perera (MB: 074 4861 8832)


Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 15:31
Sri Lanka High Commission in London commemorates Vesak PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 May 2016 16:57

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The Sri Lanka High Commission in London held a Pirith chanting ceremony on 18th May 2016 followed by a Heel Dana the following day to commemorate the festival of Vesak.


During the religious ceremony, blessings were invoked on the war heroes who had laid down their lives in defence of the motherland and all those affected during the recent floods and landslides.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:17
Visit of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit in London 11-12 May 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2016 17:41
Deputy Lieutenant to Her Majesty the Queen Bruce Holder receiving the President Mathripala Sirisena on arrival at London Heathrow President Maithripala Sirisena Meeting Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in London on 11th May 2016 and was received on arrival by Deputy Lieutenant to Her Majesty the Queen, Bruce Holder, Special Representative of the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, Kathryn Colvin, Acting High Commissioner Sugeeshwara Gunaratna and the staff of the High Commission.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 18:07
Sri Lanka’s Participation at International Sport Tournaments & Games/ Championships PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 May 2016 19:35

As you may be aware that Sri Lanka is taking part in various international sportsevents being held in different countries and regions.  The Ministry of Sports has identified the major events due to take place in the next three years as follows:

Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2016 19:40
Sri Lanka Cricket Team Welcomed in London PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 May 2016 17:58

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The Sri Lanka Cricket Team received a warm welcome at the London Heathrow Airport as they embarked on a two-month tour of England and Ireland.  The team was welcomed by the Acting High Commissioner Sugeeshwara Gunaratna; John Carr, Director, England Cricket Operations, England and Wales Cricket Board; Manoj Warnapala, Counsellor of the Sri Lanka High Commission and other officials.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2016 18:08
Annual Pirith Chanting and Almsgiving PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 April 2016 11:03

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 April 2016 11:04
Sri Lanka High Commission hosts Chevening Scholars from Sri Lanka PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:16

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The Sri Lankan High Commission,on 8th April 2016,held a reception to felicitate Chevening Scholars from Sri Lanka.Currently, there are six Chevening Scholars from Sri Lanka studying in various Universities in the UK. Representatives from the Chevening Secretariat also attended the reception.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:24
Online Submissions for Design of Reconciliation Mechanisms Now Live PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 14:47

The Consultations Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, appointed by the Prime Minister, has opened online submissions in order to seek the views of stakeholders, experts and the general public on the design of the reconciliation mechanisms.

The reconciliation mechanisms planned by the Government of Sri Lanka include an Office of Missing Persons; a Truth, Reconciliation, Justice and Non-Recurrence Commission, an accountability mechanism and an Office of Reparations.

The online submission questionnaire is now live on the tri-lingual website of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms, “”. In addition to the online submissions process, face-to-face consultations will take place in all districts of the Island via town-hall meetings, focus group discussions and structured interviews.

Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 10:00
Sri Lanka High Commission in London commemorates 68th Independence Day PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 February 2016 15:41
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The Sri Lanka High Commission in London commemorated the 68th Independence Day of Sri Lanka on 4th February with the hoisting of the national flag and recital of the national anthem followed by a two-minute silence to remember all those who sacrificed their lives in the defence of the country.  Religious observances were conducted by the Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thero, Sivasri Supramaniyak Kurukkal, Rev. Fr. Daya Perera, and Moulavi Mohamed Anas, respectively. The event was attended by a wide cross-section of members of the Sri Lankan community in the UK.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2016 16:25
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