The women and men of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stand together

The newly appointed Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the Republic of France and Permanent Delegate of Sri Lanka to UNESCO Manisha Gunasekera assumed duties at the  Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris on Monday 27 February 2023. Her assumption of duties was marked by a simple ceremony organised by the staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy.

The Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka participated in the UNESCO International Mother Languages Day 2023 Celebration organized by the Permanent Delegation of Bangladesh in line with UNESCO’s theme “Safeguarding Indigenous Languages for Promoting Multilingualism through Transforming Education” on 20-21 February 2023 held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The 75 th Anniversary of Sri Lanka's National Independence was celebrated in France on 04 th February 2023 at the Huatian Chinagora Hotel, Paris.
The programme commenced with hoisting the national flag by Chargé d' affaires a.i. Dinesha Samarasinghe followed by the singing the national anthem, in the presence of

L'Association Liens et Cultures in Bondy held the graduation of their Language Training Programme on January 28, 2023 in Bondy, France.
The ceremony was attended by 150 students, primarily from the Tamil community, as well as students from other communities who had learned Tamil, French, English, and Arabic under the guidance of L'Association Liens et Cultures.

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) successfully participated in the 42 nd edition of FITUR International Travel Mart, held from January 18th to 22nd, 2023 in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition, which is one of the world's leading trade fairs for tourism, organized by IFEMA Madrid, brought together 8360 exhibiting companies, 82,000 trade participants, and over 30,000 members of the general public.

The Ministry of Plantation Industries of Sri Lanka entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a French expert in the rubber industry, KSAPA, for capacity building of
Rubber Smallholders in Sri Lanka.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Plantation Industries of Sri Lanka and KSAPA was finalised with KSAPA Managing Director, Raphael HARA
signing it at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris in the presence of Chargé d'affaires a.i. and Diplomatic Staff of the Embassy, Deputy Head of Unit, Direct Financing, Ministry of