Over 37 Sri Lanka Missions abroad celebrated the 150th anniversary of Ceylon tea this month in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Colombo Tea Traders’ Association under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Employment G.S. Withanage and Dr. Götz Schmidt-Bremme, Ambassador for the 2017-2018 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Co-Chairmanship of Germany on 27th June signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on principles of fair recruitment of personnel for training as geriatric nurses in Germany.
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the USA, Prasad Kariyawasam, who has been a member of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) since its inception in March 2004, and the first Chair of the Committee, was re-elected for the fourth time at the election held at the UN in New York on 28th June at the 8th Meeting of State Parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
The grand production inauguration ceremony of the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia that has attracted 18 leading global apparel and textile companies was held on 20th June at the Industrial Park with the participation of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, senior Ministers of the government, Ambassadors, senior government officials and the company owners etc.