Commencement of Work Year 2018 at Sri Lanka Embassy and the Permanent Mission in Vienna, Austria

Commencement of Work Year 2018
at Sri Lanka Embassy and the Permanent Mission in Vienna, Austria

The Mission on 02nd January 2018 ceremonially commenced work in the year 2018.

The Official program of the commencement of work in the year 2018 was inaugurated with hoisting of the National Flag by H.E. Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in the presence of the members of staff followed by singing of the National Anthem of Sri Lanka. Two minutes silence was observed to commemorate war heroes and others who sacrificed their lives on behalf of our motherland. All staff members read the “Oath of Public Servants” together.

New Year Speech was delivered by H.E. Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka highlighting the necessity to accomplish the challenges in implementation of public policies and goals of Sri Lanka.

Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention - Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties


First occasion on which Sri Lanka participates as a full state party on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stock-Pilling, Production andTtransfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on their Destruction on Monday, 18 December 2017, in Vienna.

H.E. Priyanee Wijesekera delivered Sri Lanka’s statement at the 16th Session of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti–Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.

Hon. Vasantha Senanayake on Official Visit to the Republic of Slovenia and Bled Forum


From 30th August to 05th September 2017, Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, was on an Official Visit in Slovenia, and attended to the 12th Bled Strategic Forum, on the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

During his visit, Hon. State Minister met with Hon. Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia, Hon. Karl Erjavec, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, and Hon. Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Serbia.

Bilateral meetings focused on economic and touristic cooperation as well as on health services. At the Bled Forum, State Minister took an active part during the Panel Discussions and met with Journalists from international media.



Tender Notice for the Sale of Heavy Mineral Sands – International Competitive Biding

Lanka Mineral Sands Ltd (LMSL) is a fully Government owned Company under the purview of the Ministry of Industry & Commerce. Lanka Mineral Sands Ltd is producing Heavy Mineral Sands of mainly Ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon and Hi- TI Ilmenite for export by mining & processing the natural heavy minerals deposits in the country. In addition to these, Zircon – crude, Crude Monazite, Fine Concentrate and Non-Magnetic Heavy Mineral concentrate which considered semi processed are also produced for sale.

The Chairman of the Cabinet Appointed Tender Committee, on behalf of Lanka Mineral Sands Limited, No. 341/21, Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka invites sealed bids from local & foreign parties who are interested in buying Dry Ilmenite available at the factory in Pulmoddai of Sri Lanka.

The details of the tender are as listed below:





9,000 MT


LKR 22,777,200.00


USD 149,850.00


At 14.00 hrs

The Bidding Document could be viewed at the official websites or and downloaded free of charge.

The Bidding Document together with the Prescribed Bid Form may be purchased on week days from 0900hrs. to 1500hrs from 25/09/2017 to 19/10/2017 from Marketing Division upon payment of non-refundable Bidding Document Fee of LKR35,000.00 or USD 230.00 to Lanka Mineral Sands Ltd. 341/21, Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.

The Bid, prepared in accordance with the Instructions to Bidder, enclosed in a suitable envelope marked “Sale of Heavy Mineral Sands, Tender No. LMS/MKT/TDR/17/16” on the top left hand of the envelope should either be sent under registered post to the addressed in the below to receive before 1400hrs on 20 /10 /2017 or be deposited in the Tender Box available at the same address.

For any additional information: please contact Marketing Manager of Lanka Mineral Sands Ltd, and Marketing Division on Telephone +94112883951, +94112883965, +94112883954, Fax +94 11 2882668 and Email ilmenite(at) / malmsl(at)

Call for the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Development of 14.5 acre land Peliyagoda owned by State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka

The State Engineering Corporation (SEC) which is functioning under the Ministry of Housing and Construction is calling for Expressions of Interest from reputed and established investors (local or foreign) who are capable of developing the SEC owned land of an extent of 14.5 acres situated in Peliyagoda, facing the Negombo – Colombo Main Highway and the entrance road to the Katunayake – Colombo Expressway.

For further information you may contact Mr. K.E.H.A. Ranasinghe, Deputy General Manager (Consultancy) of SEC +94-11243691, +94-714319053, e-mail: dgm_consult(at)

The Information Guide to Submission of EOI may be downloaded here.

Please notice that the closing date of this EOI has been extended by two weeks and that accordingly the opening will be held at 03.00 pm on 19/10/2017.

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