NOTICE FROM SRI LANKA TOURISM PROMOTION BUREAU

Sri Lanka Tourism is deeply shocked and saddened by the Easter attacks that took place on Sunday in Sri Lanka.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all the victims and their families, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.
In the immediate aftermath of the explosions we deployed our trained emergency response teams and have representatives in hospitals, affected hotels and the airport to assist tourists in any way possible including hotel transfers, airline bookings, airport transfer, itinerary changes, hospital treatment, contacting their loved ones and reuniting missing family members through their respective missions.

We wish to inform the loved ones of those injured, deceased or missing that wish to travel to Sri Lanka that our teams are in place and will facilitate the local hospitality upon their arrivals at the airport.

Please contact Ms. Madubhani Perem, Director/Marketing +94 773986553 (madu(at)srilanka.travel) or Mr. Viranga Bandara,  Assistant Director + 94 772907275 (viranga(at)srilanka.travel ) of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau for assistance in this regard.

NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING

The Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has declared 23 April 2019 as the "National Day of Mourning" to remember and respect the victims of the explosions took place in Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019.

A book of Condolences is opened at the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Weyringergasse, 33 (4th Floor), 1040, Vienna on the following days and time:

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 from 1300 hrs - 1600hrs
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs and 1500hrs - 1700 hrs
Thursday, 25 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs and 1500hrs - 1700 hrs
Friday, 26 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs and 1500hrs - 1700 hrs
Saturday, 27 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1200 hrs and 1300hrs - 1700 hrs

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna, Austria

President condemns dastardly attack and calls for restraint and patience Orders swift investigations to find culprits behind conspiracy

President Maithripla Sirisena expressed his, shock, deep pain and dismay over the brutal attacks on places of religious worship and other civilian establishments.

He said that that he has instructed all law enforcement agencies and defence services to take every possible step to maintain law and order and conduct speedy investigations into the dastardly attack and bring the culprits and those who were behind this conspiracy to book.

“I have given instructions to take very stern action against the persons who are responsible for this conspiracy,” the President said and added that all required steps have been taken to fulfill the responsibilities as a government.

President Sirisena appealed to the nation to act with utmost restraint and patience, and not to be misled by baseless rumours and false stories. He also urged the people to extend unstinted support and cooperation to the government for the steps taken at this trying occasion.

Hon. Prime Minister's Statement (Sinhala, Tamil & English) on the Blast Incident

On behalf of the Government, I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the injured persons and the relations of the deceased consequent to the recent attacks occured this morning. I see this as an attempt to make the country and its economy unstable.

I condemn these attacks which targeted religious places and some hotels. We all should join hands to protect law and order. I have already instructed the Secretary/ Defence, Tri Forces Commanders and the Inspector General of Police to take stringent action to ensure law and order in the country.

Further, I and some ministers had a discussion with HE the President in this regard. Secretary to the President, Attorney General, Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary / Disaster Management and Security Chiefs were among the present.
Law will be strictly enforced against the persons those who are responsible for these attacks after finalizing the investigations.
We shall bear with this unfortunate situation and work together to uphold the law and order.

Thank you!

Please follow the link for Sinhala and for Tamil

VISIT BY DR. R.H.S. SAMARATUNGA, SECRETARY OF FINANCE AND MASS MEDIA TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA FROM 11-12 FEBRUARY 2019

Supply of Firefighting Vehicles/Equipment for the Colombo Municipal Council under the Austrian Soft Loan Scheme

 

Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary of Finance and Mass Media was on an official visit to Vienna, Austria from 11-12 February 2019 to sign the loan agreement of the project of supplying Firefighting Vehicles/Equipment for the Colombo Municipal Council under the Austrian Soft Loan Scheme. Dr. Samatunga was accompanied by Mr. R.M.P Rathnayake, Director General (External Resource Department, Ministry of Finance) and Mr. K.T.I. Premaratne/Director (External Resource Department, Ministry of Finance). Mrs. Irosha Cooray, the Chargé d' Affaires a.i. of the Mission was also attended with the Sri Lanka delegation for the signing ceremony and bilateral meeting.

The Sri Lankan delegation attended for the signing ceremony of the above agreement on 11 February 2019 at the Head Quarters of UniCredit Bank. From the UniCredit Bank the signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Dieter Hengl, Member of the Board, the Managing Director and other official of the UniCredit Bank.

Since many skyscraper buildings with multiple floors are being constructed in the Colombo City and its suburb, enhancement of the firefighting capacity of the CMC ensuring the safety of the properties and the inhabitants is vital.

The Ministry of Internal & Home Affairs and Provincial Councils & Local Government has concluded a contract agreement with the Austrian M/S Rosenbauer International AG with a total estimated cost of Euro 10,317,000 for Supplying of Firefighting Vehicles/Equipment for the Colombo Municipal Councils. The Government of Austria has agreed to provide an interest free soft loan to finance the above project through UniCredit Bank Austria AG. Special Authorization of H E the President has been granted for the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media to sign the loan agreement on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka. The Commercial Contract of the above project has been signed between Ministry of Internal & Home Affairs and Provincial Councils & Local Government and the M/S Rosenbauer International AG following the Cabinet decision dated 20th February, 2018.

The Sri Lanka delegation also met the officials of the Ministry of Finance on 11 February 2019 and sought avenues for further enhancement of development cooperation between the GOSL and Austria.

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna, Austria
14 February 2019

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