"Katina Cheewara Poojawa" - Offering Katina Robe

For Buddhists, the "Katina Cheewara Poojawa" is an eagerly awaited occasion as it can only be held once a year. The three-month period when monks are committed to the observance of religious practices maintaining a close relationship with the laity, preaching to them and getting them to observe meditative practices.

Customarily, the ‘Katina’ robe is sewn and offered in the month of November every year. This year also. "The Katina Cheewara Poojawa" was held in Vienna, Austria on the 18th Sunday, November 2018 at the Nyanaponika Dhamma Centre" in Vienna, Austria with the Sri Lankan and Austrian Community. Mrs Irosha Cooay, Charge' d' Affaires a.i. and the staff of the Embassy participated at the "Pirith Chanting Ceremony" which was held on the 17th Saturday, November 2018 at the Nyanaponika Dhamma Centre"

The staff of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Austria offered "Heel Dane" to the fourteen Sri Lankan Buddhist monks who came to Vienna from various countries, at the Embassy premises on the 18th November 2018.

EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCILAIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA 2096/70

Extraordinary Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

By virtue of the powers vested in the President of the Republic by

• paragraph (5) of Article 70 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to be read with
• paragraph (2) (c), of Article 33 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and
• paragraph (2) of the Article 62 of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and
• in pursuance of the provisions of Section 10 of the Parliamentary Election Act, No. 01 of 1981,

H.E. Maithripala Sirisena proclaims election of the Members of Parliament for 05 January 2019.

For further Information, the Official Gazette can be downloaded in EnglishSinhala and Tamil.


 

SRI LANKA NAMED "BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO VISIT IN 2018"

We are proud to inform that “Lonely Planet”, one of the most reputed tourist guides in the world, named Sri Lanka as the “Best country in the world to visit in 2019”.

Ethan Gelber, author of the Lonely Planet “Best in Travel 2019” book writes: “Sri Lanka is decidedly having its moment in the equatorial sun and change is coming swiftly. Already notable to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived. There’s now more than ever for families, adrenaline junkies, eco-tourists, wellness seekers and foodies of all budgets. Even the north and east, including areas previously off limits, difficult to reach or lacking in services, deliver new discoveries.”

As a few countries issued Travel Advisories regarding Sri Lanka, it shall be pointed out that no incidents of violence or disruption has been reported following the recent events. The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria is labelling Sri Lanka with Security Level 2, which is the second best possible, and is the same level as attributed to the United Kingdom and France.


 

ICB CALL FOR PROPOSALS OFFSHORE FLOATING STORAGE AND REGASIFICATION UNIT

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy has called Proposals (REP) from prospective developers for the development of an Offshore Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) and Pipeline Infrastructure and Supply of liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for Ceylon Electricity Board of Sri Lanka.

The official Tender Notice can be downloaded here. For further information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy.


 

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