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Commemorating 74th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence, Ambassador Chaminda Colonne highlights citizens’ national responsibility to work together to build motherland

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.

Commemorating 74th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence, Ambassador Chaminda Colonne highlights citizens’ national responsibility to work together to build motherland

On 04th February, 2022, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, C.A.Chaminda I. Colonne, Spouse  and Embassy staff proudly celebrated the 74th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka at Ambassador’s Official Residence at Fairview Tower in Bangkok.

The programme comprised of hoisting of the national flag by the Ambassador Chaminda Colonne, singing the national anthem, followed by a two-minutes silence in memory of all patriotic Sri Lankans who sacrificed their lives for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. Ambassador Chaminda Colonne read the speech delivered by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the National Independence Day Celebration in Colombo. Independence Day Messages of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minster Prof. G.L. Peiris were read by First Secretary and Head of Chancery Saritha Ranatunga.

Delivering her remarks at the occasion Ambassador recalled that beloved motherland was under colonial power for 443 years, and ruled by  Portuguese, Dutch, British, from 1505 to 1948 and  the political struggle for independence was unitedly led by our Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim leaders, and the lost freedom was finally won back on 4th February in  1948.

Ambassador stated that ‘we can also overcome today’s  COVID-19 pandemic challenges, as His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is ready to give the necessary leadership. At this difficult time, we all as responsible citizens of Sri Lanka have a national responsibility to work together and build our motherland and support the Government to create a productive citizen, a happy family, a disciplined society and a prosperous nation’.

While recalling Sri Lanka – Thailand bilateral relations based on shared history and common spiritual heritage, guided and nurtured by the timeless message of the Lord Buddha, Ambassador added that her earnest hope is that those excellent bonds of friendship and cooperation will be expanded into new avenues of cooperation, especially in trade, economic fields and investment with the blessings of His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua of the Kingdom of Thailand.

Commemorating Sri Lanka’s 74th Anniversary of Independence, on 04th February 202, Thailand’s National Radio, Radio Thailand World Service and Thailand Elite+ Magazine carried out special messages from the Ambassador and Expat Life magazine published an interview with the Ambassador on Sri Lanka.

The celebration was followed by a lunch hosted by Ambassador Chaminda Colonne and Spouse Stephan Nishantha Senanayake. Country Manager of SriLankan Airlines in Thailand Tharaka Galahitiyawa and family members of the Embassy staff also attended the event.

 

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka

Bangkok, Thailand

07th February 2022

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.