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The 06th Round of Sri Lanka-Thailand Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

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.

The 06th Round of Sri Lanka-Thailand Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

06th Round of Sri Lanka-Thailand Free Trade Agreement Negotiations was successfully concluded in Bangkok, Thailand

The 06th Round of Sri Lanka-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA) Negotiations was held from 21-23 August in Bangkok, Thailand. The negotiations were co-chaired by the Director General of the Department of Trade Negotiations and the Chief Negotiator of Thailand, Auramon Supthaweethum and the Chief Negotiator of Sri Lanka, K. J. Weerasinghe.

The delegation of Sri Lanka comprised of Officials from the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Thailand, Presidential Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industries, Department of Commerce, Department of Trade and Investment Policies, Attorney General’s Department, Sri Lanka Customs, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Standards Institution.

The delegation of Thailand consisted of Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Trade Negotiations, Department of Foreign Trade, Thai Customs Department, Office of Agricultural Economics, Office of Industrial Economics, Office of the Board of Investment and Office of the Council of State.

The Director General of the Department of Trade Negotiations and the Chief Negotiator of Thailand, Auramon Supthaweethum welcomed the delegation of Sri Lanka to the 06th Round of SLTFTA Negotiations and stated that both countries have agreed to conclude the SLTFTA Negotiations by the end of 2023 with the aim of signing on 03rd February 2024 to coincide with the independence day celebrations of Sri Lanka.

The Chief Negotiator of Sri Lanka, K. J. Weerasinghe, expressed his appreciation to Thailand for hosting the 06th Round of SLTFTA Negotiations. He also expressed his gratitude in agreeing to conclude the SLTFTA Negotiations by the end of 2023 with the aim of signing on 03rd February 2024. He highlighted the importance of Thai investments to Sri Lanka and requested the Thai side to consider the concept paper submitted by the Sri Lanka side on the establishment of a special investment zone exclusively for Thai investors.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka and Permanent Representative to the UNESCAP, C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne expressed sincere appreciation to the Department of Trade Negotiations of Thailand, for the excellent arrangements made for the 06th Round of SLTFTA Negotiations. She stated that the Vision of the Government of Sri Lanka is to integrate into the global economy, in this context, to expand economic and trade relations to South Asia and then to the east and to join Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and highlighted that being placed in strategic locations, Thailand serves as a gateway for Sri Lanka to the ASEAN region and Sri Lanka as a gateway to large markets of South Asia, Middle East and Africa.

During the 06th Round of SLTFTA Negotiations, meetings of seven working groups were held, namely, trade in goods, trade in services, rules of origin, technical barriers to trade, trade remedies, investment and legal and institutional issues and carried out successful discussions.

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Bangkok, Thailand
28th August 2023

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.