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IS BLACK TEA AN IMMUNITY BOOSTER FOR COVID- 19?



Is there any silver lining in the dark cloud for ‘Ceylon Tea’? The Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka (TRI) has released a scientific paper under the theme: ‘Anti-viral’ properties of tea - black tea may become the unique brew of choice with no side effects to fight against Corona Virus? Read more



Minister Gunawardena explores practical solutions to assist expatriate communities with Foreign Ministry Officials



Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena met with senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Relations today at the Ministry to discuss about the welfare of the Sri Lankan expatriate communities, difficulties currently being faced by these communities and ways to explore practical solutions to assist expatriate communities at this time of need. Read More



Sri Lankan Community in China and Chinese Friends of Sri Lanka Donate Essential Medical Supplies


 
On the initiative of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing, Sri Lankan community members living in China and the Chinese friends of Sri Lanka donated surgical masks, forehead thermometers, disposable face masks, N95 masks, goggles, infrared electronic thermometers, isolation cloth, protection suits, and disposable gloves which could be used to effectively fight COVID-19 in Sri Lanka. Read more





Appeal to all Sri Lankans and well-wishers living in Sri Lanka and Abroad: An Appeal Made with the Approval of the Cabinet of Ministers

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Foreign Ministry takes stock of action by Sri Lanka Missions abroad to ensure the welfare of Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL)

The Ministry of Foreign Relations, sensitive to the concerns of the OSLs amidst the rapid spread of the COVID-19 and the inability to return to Sri Lanka, has held consultations over the past 2 days with its Heads of Missions based in 67 cities across the world, to facilitate the wellbeing and safety of Overseas Sri Lankans, while preparing for any exigencies they could have to meet in the coming days. Read More




LKI Supports Orientation Programme for Ambassadors and High Commissioners Designate



The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies supported the Ministry of Foreign Relations to conduct a week-long orientation programme for several designate heads of Sri Lankan missions in March 2020. The programme covered Sri Lanka’s foreign and defence policy, public and economic diplomacy, investment and tourism promotion, exports, labour migration, and management of missions. Senior officials (including the Foreign Secretary and the Defence Secretary), leading private sector representatives, and academics acted as resource persons for the programme.



Covid 19 Fund Increases Further
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COVID-19 Health care and Social Security Fund

The “COVID-19 Health Care and Social Security Fund” has been established by the H.E. the President of Sri Lanka to receive financial contributions from Sri Lankan community members and well wishers to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programmes.Read More




Limitation of consular activities in the Sri Lankan Honorary Consuate in Hong Kong and Macau SAR
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Over 17,000 Overseas Sri Lankans register on ‘Contact Sri Lanka’


Over 17,457 Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL) had by Saturday noon (28 March), registered on the ‘Contact Sri Lanka’ Online Portal of the Ministry of Foreign Relations. Of these, 6773 are from the Middle East region, 1892 from Europe, 1302 from South Asia, 1028 from North America and over 6000 from other parts of the world.Read more



Special request by the Government to Sri Lankan expats




Foreign Ministry launches ‘Contact Sri Lanka’-Online Portal for Overseas Sri Lankans in collaboration with ICTA



‘Contact Sri Lanka’ an online portal jointly created by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) for the benefit of Overseas Sri Lankans was launched today (26 March 2020) at the Ministry of Foreign Relations. The web link is hosted on the Ministry web page www.mfa.gov.lk and also can be accessed at www.contactsrilanka.mfa.gov.lk. Read More



Sri Lanka: “We Want China to Overcome This Challenge Soon.” —An Interview with K.K. Yoganaadan, chargé d’affaires of the Sri Lankan Embassy in China



It has been well over a month since the COVID-19 outbreak in China. Sweeping across the whole country, the outbreak has affected countless people and all sectors thus far, causing wide international concern. In this process, China has received support from many countries and international organizations.

Recently, China Pictorial met with Chargé d’affaires of the Sri Lankan Embassy in China, K.K. Yoganaadan, to talk about measures that were implemented by the country to constrain the virus from spreading, how the outbreak has affected the tourism industry, and the future of trade and economic relations with Beijing.

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