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High demand in Bangkok for Sri Lanka’s unique traditional products

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.

High demand in Bangkok for Sri Lanka's unique traditional products
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Kingdom of Thailand in collaboration with the Export Development Board, the Spices and Related Products Marketing Board and the Sri Lanka National Craft Council, with the aim of facilitating and promoting Sri Lankan SMEs in the international market, at the 55th Diplomatic Red Cross Fair. Arrangements have been made to sell Sri Lankan products for the first time.

The program was organized by the Thai Red Cross Society of Thailand’s Spouses of Heads of Mission, which offered a hybrid, charity-based business experience through the dpcredcrossbazaar.com website . The fair was officially opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindon of the Kingdom of Thailand on 03 March 2022 at the Royal Paragon Hall in Siam Paragon, Bangkok.

Runcrisp Marketing (Pvt.) Co., d. N. Interior Designs (Pvt.) Company, Greens Flower Designs (Pvt.) Company under Osmee Products (Pvt.) Company, Suravi Holdings (Pvt.) Company, Aromatic Global (Pvt.) Company, Benzerlink Spice Export (Pvt.) Company, Novas Products (Pvt.) Company, D. P. Global Ventures (Pvt.) Co., Ltd. M. Spices, Ceylon Curry Products (Pvt.) and many other small and medium enterprises and members of the National Crafts Council participated in this hybrid program representing Sri Lanka. Global Premium Wine Company (Dilma Tea), K Square Company of Thailand, Euro- Scan Exports (Private) Company, Mlesna (Lanka) Company also participated in the event.

After the opening ceremony, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) C.A. Charminda I. Mrs Kolonne and her husband Mr Stephen Senanayake welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindon at the Sri Lanka Pavilion, where she was presented with a traditional silver-plated pagoda designed by the Sri Lanka National Craft Council. The ambassador spoke about Sri Lanka’s unique spices and handicrafts. Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindon was impressed by the excellence embodied in Sri Lankan products.

Ceylon spices such as cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, curry powder as well as traditional handicrafts, batik, brass, clay and wood products, delicious snacks, dry fruits and vegetables and flowers are in great demand. Prior to this fair, in a press conference held on February 21, 2022, the Embassy made several presentations to the Thai media about Sri Lankan products. Furthermore, these products were introduced to the local and foreign community in Bangkok.

The fair, which was held from 03-06 March 2022 with the participation of 53 countries, consisted of 220 stalls, of which 176 stalls belonged to foreign embassies. These fairs attracted more than 21699 visitors. More than 88 exhibitors representing embassies, projects initiated under royal approval, private companies as well as the Thai Red Cross Souvenir Shop participated in the event online.

Under the guidance of Ambassador Kolonne and her husband, Mrs. Kumudini Gunasekara, Chairman of the Spices and Related Products Marketing Board, Suresh D., Chairman of the Export Development Board. Due to the collective efforts of Mr. De Mel, Chairman of the National Craft Council, Mr. Sampath Erahapola, Mr. Taraka Galahitiyawa, Manager of SriLankan Airlines in Thailand, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Mrs. Saritha Ranatunga, First Secretary, and the staff of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Bangkok, Sri Lanka successfully It was possible to participate in this fair.

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.