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Home 5 Press Releases 5 Ambassador of Sri Lanka and the Permanent Representative to UNESCAP C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne led the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 7th Asian Pacific Population Conference from 15-17 November 2023 at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand

Ambassador of Sri Lanka and the Permanent Representative to UNESCAP C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne led the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 7th Asian Pacific Population Conference from 15-17 November 2023 at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of UN Proclamation of the International Day of Vesak, Sri Lanka gifts an Art work of ‘Sri Dalada Perahera’ to UNESCAP for displaying at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of UN Proclamation of the International Day of Vesak, Sri Lanka gifts an Art work of ‘Sri Dalada Perahera’ to UNESCAP for displaying at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok

At the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC),Bangkok, on the Visakha Pooja Day, 22nd May 2022 (22May Vesak 2567 BE), commemorating the 25th Anniversary of United Nations Proclamation of the International Day of Vesak, Ambassador of Sri Lanka and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne, handed over a magnificent traditional Art work of ‘Sri Dalada Perahera’ to the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations & Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana to display at the UNCC in Bangkok.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok joins the “57th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok joins the “57th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Bangkok joined the International Charity product expo of the year “57th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” under the theme “Shop for a Cause” at Siam Paragon, Bangkok from 17-19 May 2024, organized by the Thai Red Cross Society in collaboration with the spouses of the Ambassadors in Bangkok. The spouse of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka Stephen Senanayake was a member of the organizing committee and Co-Director of the raffle draw. For the very first time Thai Red Cross souvenirs and raffle tickets were purchased all over the world through online platform iredcross.org.

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Ambassador of Sri Lanka and the Permanent Representative to UNESCAP C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne led the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 7th Asian Pacific Population Conference from 15-17 November 2023 at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Sri Lanka delegation comprised of Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director General, Department of National Planning R.H.W.A. Kumarasiri, Additional Director General, Department of National Planning, Shiranthi Dammika Ratnayake, Additional Director General, Department of Census and Statistics, Shyamalie Deepika, First Secretary/Deputy Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, A.W.S Samanmali and First Secretary (Commercial)/Deputy Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, Vireshika Bandara.

After the opening remarks made by the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Minister of Social Development and Human Security of the Kingdom of Thailand Varawut Silpa-archa delivered the keynote remarks at the session.

Delivering the country statement, the Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka Dr. Asela Gunawardena stated that Sri Lanka’s population is rapidly ageing. By 2030, 1 in 5 people will be above the age of 60 years which will affect Sri Lanka’s political, economic and social structures and have implications for achieving the 2030 Development Agenda. It is imperative to take necessary steps to ensure that social, economic and health policies and programmes evolve to address the challenges ahead. As a nation that has achieved gender parity in education enrollment and high female completion rates, their participation in the labour force has remained low. To ensure the full potential of Sri Lanka’s population is tapped and to promote gender equality in labour, the Government of Sri Lanka has set up institutional mechanisms, including legal reforms to enable the integration of women into the workforce.

Dr. Gunawardene was a panel member of the round table discussion on achievements, challenges, gaps and emerging issues in the implementation of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development.

On the sidelines of the Forum, Sri Lanka delegation held bilateral discussions with Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana.

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Bangkok
21st November 2023

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of UN Proclamation of the International Day of Vesak, Sri Lanka gifts an Art work of ‘Sri Dalada Perahera’ to UNESCAP for displaying at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of UN Proclamation of the International Day of Vesak, Sri Lanka gifts an Art work of ‘Sri Dalada Perahera’ to UNESCAP for displaying at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok

At the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC),Bangkok, on the Visakha Pooja Day, 22nd May 2022 (22May Vesak 2567 BE), commemorating the 25th Anniversary of United Nations Proclamation of the International Day of Vesak, Ambassador of Sri Lanka and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne, handed over a magnificent traditional Art work of ‘Sri Dalada Perahera’ to the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations & Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana to display at the UNCC in Bangkok.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok joins the “57th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok joins the “57th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Bangkok joined the International Charity product expo of the year “57th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar” under the theme “Shop for a Cause” at Siam Paragon, Bangkok from 17-19 May 2024, organized by the Thai Red Cross Society in collaboration with the spouses of the Ambassadors in Bangkok. The spouse of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka Stephen Senanayake was a member of the organizing committee and Co-Director of the raffle draw. For the very first time Thai Red Cross souvenirs and raffle tickets were purchased all over the world through online platform iredcross.org.