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Sri Lanka Ambassador to Thailand Chaminda Colonne and Spouse Stephen Senanayake was granted a farewell audience by H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X) and  H.M. Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana

Sri Lanka Ambassador to Thailand Chaminda Colonne and Spouse Stephen Senanayake was granted a farewell audience by H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X) and H.M. Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana

On 26th June 2024, 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), C.A. Chaminda I. Colonne and Spouse Mr. Stephen Senanayake was granted an audience by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua (Rama X) and Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana of the Kingdom of Thailand to bid farewell at the Amphorn Royal Palace.

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.

Remittance of Funds to Sri Lankans Abroad to Pursue Studies and on Short Term Visits, to Meet Their Expenses

https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/…/remittance-of-funds-to-sri…

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is aware that some Sri Lankans who have gone abroad, for short visits for leisure and holidays, meet relatives and friends, pilgrimage, business purposes, training, seminars and conferences, medical treatments, sports, recreational and cultural activities, etc., and on student or equivalent visas, are stranded abroad amidst the prevailing global pandemic situation and that their families in Sri Lanka are keen to send money to meet living expenses/up keep of such persons in overseas. In this regard, CBSL wishes to make the following clarifications.

Family members residing in Sri Lanka are permitted to send money from Sri Lanka to persons who have gone abroad for studies or for medical purposes, being university/tuition/training/ course fees, living expenses, medical charges or as any related fees, etc., through an Authorized Dealer (AD) in foreign exchange (any Licensed Commercial Bank or a permitted Licensed Specialized Bank) upon submitting relevant documentary evidence as usually required by ADs.

Such persons can also use their credit, debit (ATM) and foreign travel cards issued to them by ADs for payments or cash withdrawals/obtain cash advances in foreign currency during their stay abroad in respect of transactions of personal nature.

As already informed, the recent measures introduced by CBSL to ease the pressure on the exchange rate, such as reducing the maximum limit of foreign currency notes issued for travel purpose, restrictions on outward remittances on capital transactions, do not impose any restrictions on remittances/payments for current transactions including overseas educational, medical and family living expenses stated above.

Accordingly, CBSL wishes to reiterate that there is no hindrance to provide any additional financial assistance to above mentioned categories of Sri Lankans currently abroad, to meet their basic needs at this time of difficulty. However, we request all concerned parties to make use of this opportunity in a responsible manner.

Published Date:
Monday, April 20, 2020

English: https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/…/press_20200420_remittance_of…

Sinhala: https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/…/press_20200420_remittance_of…

Tamil: https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/…/press_20200420_remittance_of…