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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.

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena held a media conference at the Foreign Ministry on 23 March 2021, to brief the media on the outcome of the UNHRC sessions in Geneva. He appreciated the support extended by the countries in favour of Sri Lanka.

Video Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N1IfiA9u8Dg

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that it is a victory for Sri Lanka that only 22 of the 47 member states of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) have voted in favour of the resolution against Sri Lanka. The vote on the resolution against Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council in Geneva took place on 23 March 2021.

The Foreign Minister addressed a media briefing at the Foreign Ministry after the voting. The Minister pointed out that, only the countries of dominant ideology had voted in favour of the resolution. He also pointed out that it is against the Charter of the United Nations to isolate selected countries of the member states of the Human Rights Commission and file charges against them.

The people have voted to elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the President of the country with an overwhelming majority and then the majority has voted to form a strong government for him. The previous government had co-sponsored and passed these resolutions at the Geneva Human Rights Conference to put our country in a dangerous situation. After the election of our Government in 2019, we participated in the 43rd Human Rights Council and withdrew from that co-sponsorship.