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Home 5 Press Releases 5 Ambassador C.A. Chaminda I. Colonne presents Letters of Credence to the President Thongloun Sisoulith of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic at Vientiane

Ambassador C.A. Chaminda I. Colonne presents Letters of Credence to the President Thongloun Sisoulith of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic at Vientiane

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Phumtham Wechayachai of the Kingdom of Thailand joins as Guest of Honour at Celebrations of the 76th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence at the Siam Society under the Royal Patronage in Bangkok on 09th February 2024

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Phumtham Wechayachai of the Kingdom of Thailand joins as Guest of Honour at Celebrations of the 76th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence at the Siam Society under the Royal Patronage in Bangkok on 09th February 2024

After signing Sri Lanka – Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA) on 3 rd February 2024 in Colombo, and making new era of Sri Lanka – Thailand bilateral relations, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Phumtham Wechayachai, joined as Guest of Honour at Celebrations of Sri Lanka’s 76th Anniversary of Independence in Bangkok held at the Siam Society under the Royal Patronage in Bangkok on 09 th February 2024 organized by the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Thailand.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin successfully concludes Official Visit to Sri Lanka, 3-4 February 2024

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin successfully concludes Official Visit to Sri Lanka, 3-4 February 2024

Prime Minister Thavisin was in Sri Lanka on an invitation extended by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, to participate at the 76th Anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka’s Independence as Guest of Honour and to witness the signing of the Sri Lanka – Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA). In addition, both parties renewed the Air Services Agreement which was originally signed in 1950 and entered into a MoU on cooperation in the Gems and Jewellery sector. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs and other senior dignitaries of the Thai Government and a high-level business delegation.

On 10th November 2022, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP), Her Excellency C.A. Chaminda I Colonne presented Letters of Credence to the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, His Excellency Thongloun Sisoulith, at the National Assembly, at Vientiane, as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to Lao PDR.
Along with Ambassador Chaminda Colonne, fourteen newly appointed Ambassadors from the Mexico, Qatar, Italy, Algeria, Israel, Norway, Maldives, Spain, Iran, Luxembourg, Bahrain, Belgium, Venezuela, Austria who are concurrently accredited either from Bangkok or Hanoi also presented their Letters of Credence to President Sisoulith. After warmly welcoming and congratulating the newly appointed Ambassadors, President Sisoulith extended warm best wishes to all Heads of State, thanked for all support given to Lao PDR, outlined his country’s achievements in Sustainable Development Goals and conveyed hope that newly appointed Ambassadors would further strengthen relations, friendship and cooperation with Lao.
Ambassador Chaminda Colonne conveyed warm greetings from the President Ranil Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka to the President Sisoulith and assured to consolidate relations with the Lao PDR, based on Buddhist religious values. Ambassador also extended an invitation to President Sisoulith to visit Sri Lanka. President Sisoulith extended sincere best wishes to the President Ranil Wickramesinghe and recalled his visit to Sri Lanka in the past.
Ambassador Chaminda Colonne had fruitful bilateral discussions with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Manothong Vongxay and the Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Phosy Keomanivong on promoting two countries relations and cooperation in the fields of political, socio-cultural, trade, economic, investment, tourism etc. and enhancing people to people contacts.
Ambassador also paid courtesy calls on Director General of Protocol Amphay Kindavong, and the Director General of Asia Pacific and Africa Department, Viroth Sundara, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, and had discussions with the President of Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Xaybandith Rasphone, Director General of Lao Front for National Development, Bounthavy Phonethasine, and the President of the Lao Association of Travel Agents Somphong Deviengxay. Sri Lanka Honorary Consul in Lao PDR Manilay Thiphalansy facilitated the Ambassador during her stay in Vientiane.
Ambassador Chaminda Colonne paid homage to President of Central Buddhist Fellowship Organization Most Venerable MahaBounma Simmaphome, Chief Monk of the Sisaket temple Venerable Mahavet Masenai, Vice President of Central Buddhist Fellowship Organization and Chief Monk of the Ongtu temple of Lao Most Venerable Phuangphaserd Phoumavong. They conveyed their highest blessings to the newly appointed Ambassador and assured their commitment for consolidating Sri Lanka-Lao Buddhist and religious relations. Ambassador also met Sri Lankan community live and work in Lao PDR at the Sri Lanka Honorary Consulate in Vientiane.

 

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Bangkok, Thailand
14th November 2022

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Phumtham Wechayachai of the Kingdom of Thailand joins as Guest of Honour at Celebrations of the 76th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence at the Siam Society under the Royal Patronage in Bangkok on 09th February 2024

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Phumtham Wechayachai of the Kingdom of Thailand joins as Guest of Honour at Celebrations of the 76th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence at the Siam Society under the Royal Patronage in Bangkok on 09th February 2024

After signing Sri Lanka – Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA) on 3 rd February 2024 in Colombo, and making new era of Sri Lanka – Thailand bilateral relations, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Phumtham Wechayachai, joined as Guest of Honour at Celebrations of Sri Lanka’s 76th Anniversary of Independence in Bangkok held at the Siam Society under the Royal Patronage in Bangkok on 09 th February 2024 organized by the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Thailand.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin successfully concludes Official Visit to Sri Lanka, 3-4 February 2024

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin successfully concludes Official Visit to Sri Lanka, 3-4 February 2024

Prime Minister Thavisin was in Sri Lanka on an invitation extended by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, to participate at the 76th Anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka’s Independence as Guest of Honour and to witness the signing of the Sri Lanka – Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA). In addition, both parties renewed the Air Services Agreement which was originally signed in 1950 and entered into a MoU on cooperation in the Gems and Jewellery sector. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs and other senior dignitaries of the Thai Government and a high-level business delegation.