State Minister Vasantha Senanayake visited Rwanda to further strengthen bilateral relations between Rwanda and Sri Lanka. The visit took place from 22-25th October 2018 as part of Sri Lanka ’s policy to engage with countries in the African continent. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 2011 and Rwanda is accredited to Sri Lanka Mission in Kenya.
High Commissioner and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations office in Nairobi Sunil de Silva paid a courtesy call on Madame Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme ( UN-Habitat) on 11 September 2018.
Hon. Sujeewa Senasinghe, State Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade led a delegation of private sector companies to Kenya together with the Export Development Board (EDB). The State Minister addressed the Sri Lanka –Kenya Business Forum organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Nairobi where the private sector companies had the opportunity to meet prospective buyers, wholesalers and Kenyan entrepreneurs to further their businesses.
High Commissioner Sunil de Silva launched the Website of the High Commission www.slhcnairobi.org on 4th September 2018. The website gives details of Consular Services availed by the High Commission. Sri Lankans living in Kenya are invited to register with the Mission through its webpage.
High Commissioner Sunil de Silva presented his letter of appointment as Permanent Representative of the Government of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) to Mr Erike Solheim, designated by the UN Headquarters to accept Letters of Appointment in the absence of Director General of UNON on 9th August 2018.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Tilak Marapana, concluded a four-day visit to Kenya on Wednesday 27th June 2018. The visit to Kenya was part of Government of Sri Lanka ’s border policy to expand relations in the African region. In 2016, the Government established a Permanent Mission to the African Union in Addis Ababa. During the visit, the Foreign Minister held meetings with Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International
Hon. Thilak Marapan, Minister of Foreign Affairs in his tour in the African region to expand and reinvigorate bilateral relations paid a courtesy call on Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
His Excellency Weerawardena Sunil Dharmasena de Silva, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Kenya presented credentials to His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya at a ceremony held today (05/06) at the State House in Nairobi.
The 3rdSession of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) held from 4th to 6th December 2017, unanimously approved two important resolutions co-sponsored by Sri Lanka that called upon the global community to reduce toxic pollution sources that impact negatively on the environment, oceans and human health.
State Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, represented the Government of Sri Lanka at the swearing-in ceremony of President elect H.E Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta on 28th November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The ceremony was followed by a luncheon hosted by President Kenyatta at the State House.