Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana who is on his first official visit to the European Union Headquarters in Brussels held discussions with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner Christos Stylianides on 26th September.
A tourism promotion talk on ‘Natural Capital of Sri Lanka’ with special emphasis on birds and mammals was held at the High Commission on 21st September to a gathering of Australian wildlife enthusiasts. The event was organised by the High Commission as part its tourism promotion initiatives, together with Aarunya Vacations – a Sri Lankan tourism promotion company based in Canberra.
The newly appointed Sri Lanka Envoy for Germany, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi presented credentials to Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the Honour Court of Bellevue Castle in Berlin on 20th September.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) recently conducted a series of tourism promotional events titled “Sri Lanka; The Land of Serendipity” on board the ships of Tallink Silja Shipping Line on their voyages to Tallinn-Estonia and Riga-Latvia and on return voyages to Stockholm showcasing Sri Lanka as a tourist destination.
The US has stressed that there shall be no major change in its trade policy towards Sri Lanka in the aftermath of its new administration -and hinted on stronger economic relations in future based on the bedrock US-Sri Lanka Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) inked in Washington in 2002, to which Colombo consented readily on 18th September.
Sri Lanka Air Force Aviation Unit of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was awarded with UN Peacekeeping medals on 13th September.