Accordingly 1.With effect from 12:00 noon, 14th March 2020, the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) on arrival,for foreigners who hold ordinary or normal passports will be temporarily suspended until further notice. 2. A foreigner who hold Diplomatic or official passport is exempted from the above suspension. 3. Citizens of Singapore,Maldives and Seychelles are also exempted from above temporary restrictions. 4. Foreigners,who intend to visit Sri Lanka for purposes deemed necessary are required to secure[...]
Sri Lanka was nominated by acclamation to the Executive Board at the First UN-Habitat Assembly held from 27-31st May 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta ceremoniously inaugurated the First UN-Habitat Assembly (UNHA 1) under the theme “Innovation for a Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities”, with the participation of 113 countries including 44 Ministers, 60 Mayors were among the 2,250 delegates from all over the world.[...]
The Sri Lanka High Commission and the Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi jointly hosted the International Day of Vesak, the most sacred day of Buddhists at the United Nations Office Premises in Nairobi on Friday 17th May 2019. The Acting Director-General of United Nations Office in Nairobi, Madam Maimunah Mohd Sharif, read the Vesak Day Message of the Secretary-General of United Nations which emphasized “Buddha’s message of non-violence and service[...]
The Sri Lanka High Commission in Kenya held an interfaith memorial service for the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks on 21st April 2019 in several parts of Sri Lanka at the Sri Lanka House with the participation of the community in Nairobi. High Commissioner Sunil de Silva emphasized the importance to keep calm and not to allow disruptive elements to achieve their target by creating suspicion and disunity among communities. He sated that the memorial service was to remember each and everyone affected by the senseless violence carried out by a group of terrorists.
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Kenya, Mr. Sunil De Silva presented credentials to His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda on 22nd February 2019 at the President’s Office in Kigali as the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Rwanda with residence in Nairobi.
The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Kenya, Sunil de Silva handed over the Commission of Appointment to Mr.Hiran Kaushalya Hapuarachchi Sumanaweera, as the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to the United Republic of Tanzania on 4 February 2019.
Hela Intimates Kenya and St.Theresa Industries (Kenya) Ltd in collaboration with Sri Lanka High Commission in Nairobi handed over Medical Equipment worth over Ksh 55,500 to the Mogra Children’s Home Medical Centre, on Kiambu Road Nairobi on 7thJanuary 2019.
Excellency Sunil de Silva, Sri Lanka High Commissioner in Nairobi, Kenya presented credentials to His Excellency Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo on 19th December 2018 at the President’s Palace in Brazzaville. Diplomatic relations between the two countries was established in January 2012. The Sri Lanka High Commission is concurrently accredited to the Republic of Congo while the Ambassador of the Republic of Congo in New Delhi is concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Nairobi celebrated Christmas with the participation of the community on 1st December 2018 at “Sri Lanka House”. Children from Mogra Home for the Children joined in singing Christmas carols with the community choir group. Generous donations made by the Sri Lankan community were handed over to the representatives of Mogra Children’s home which houses over 300 children of all ages. In addition, several Sri Lankan business firms and individuals committed funds to assist a medical center established at the Mogra Children’s Home in Nairobi.
The Sri Lanka High Commission celebrated Deepavali with Sri Lankan Hindu community in Nairobi along with the staff of the Mission on Sunday 11th November 2018. The High Commissioner, H.E. Sunil de Silva while welcoming the community members reiterated the importance of the festival and emphasized the need to respect each other’s religious and cultural beliefs. This is the first time the High Commission had hosted Deepavali. The High Commissioner[...]