Sri Lanka became a member of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on 10 December 1954. Since its founding in 1947, the membership of the Economic and Social Commission has grown to 53 members and 9 associate members as of date. The Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok represents the country as the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UNESCAP, and the Permanent Representative is a member of the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives (ACPR).
The newly appointed Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Thailand, C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne had her first courtesy meeting with the Executive Secretary Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana of the UNESCAP virtually on 20 April 2021.
While conveying the warm best wishes of H. E. the President, Hon. Prime Minister and Hon. Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka to the Executive Secretary Alisjahbana, Ambassador and Permanent Representative Chaminda Colonne assured her fullest cooperation and support for future endeavors of the UNESCAP and activities for betterment of motherland, in consultation with line Ministries and agencies in Sri Lanka. Read More