Sri Lanka Agriculture Exhibition 11th – 16th December 2018 – BMICH Colombo, Sri Lanka

From December 11th -16th 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka in collaboration with all their stakeholders is organizing an Agriculture Exhibition at Bandaranayke Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The exhibition will primarily focus on the modernization of Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector and portray activities spearheaded by the “Agriculture Sector, Modernization Project” of the Ministry. This exhibition is a professional agriculture event to showcase ground breaking innovating agriculture technology of the world to modernize the agriculture sector in Sri Lanka. The event could be used to disseminate information on the new development trends and processes within the agriculture sector to stakeholders. This exhibition will be ideal to showcase a wide range of new agricultural produce /products particularly those with a potential for exports. In addition to that this will be a good opportunity to explore Sri Lankan agriculture materials for foreign buyers and also foreign supplier to display agriculture materials and machinery.

The exhibition will showcase a wide spectrum of Agriculture Products and Services including

  • Agriculture machinery and tools
  • Bio Technology
  • Agro Ecology
  • Protected Houses
  • Irrigation and Water Management
  • Floriculture
  • Home Garden
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Plant Protection
  • Landscaping
  • Pest Management
  • Fertilizer and chemicals
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Post-Harvest Technology
  • Software and Hardware
  • Marketing and Export Services
  • Seed Technology
  • and others.

The exhibition will be held in both indoor and outdoor areas of the exhibition site.

For further information, please feel free to contact the following officers:

Dr. Rohan Wijekoon – Consultant Agriculture Sector Modernization Project
Email: rwije1958(at) Mobile: +94 715 328 281

Mrs. Nimalka Morahela – Event Manager
Email: nimalka65(at) Mobile: +94 77 315 76 88

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ITJP (International Truth and Justice Project) - List of disappeared Persons


The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a list of names published online by the ITJP (International Truth and Justice Project). According to the ITJP, this list, which presently consists of 351 names and can be accessed at is of persons who are alleged to have disappeared while in the custody of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces in May 2009.

The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) which has been established by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 14 of 2016 as amended by Act No. 09 of 2017) is the permanent and independent entity in Sri Lanka that is vested with the tasks of, inter alia, searching and tracing of missing persons and clarifying the circumstances in which such persons went missing, and their fate; making recommendations to the relevant authorities towards reducing the incidents of missing persons; protecting the rights and interests of missing persons and their relatives; and identifying proper avenues of redress to which such missing persons or their relatives may have recourse.

Therefore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges and encourages anyone in Sri Lanka or overseas to kindly share with the Office on Missing Persons:

-any further/additional/detailed information pertaining to persons whose names have been listed by the ITJP and the circumstances under which they went missing;

-any other lists/information that may be available with anyone/ entity pertaining to any individuals including lists of security forces and police personnel, who may be considered to be missing, as defined by Section 27 of the Act.

Kindly direct any information available to:

Office on Missing Persons,
Address: 34, Narahenpita Road, Nawala, Sri Lanka
E-mail: <ompsrilanka(at)>

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka
Colombo 1

20 June 2018

The original Media Release in EnglishSinhala and Tamil can be downloaded here.


Notice for call for Tenders

Current Calls for tenders:

Bid forms are available at the Sri Lanka Embassy in 1040 Vienna, Weyringergasse 33 - 35, 4th floor.


Procurement Notice for the Supply of GRN Insulators (100,000) nos. of 88/88 Gauge Type and 100,000 nos. of 88/88 Field Type) to Sri Lanka Railways - Procurement no. SRS/F.7603

Closing date: 23 November 2018

The Procurement Notice may be downloaded here.

Procurement Notice for the Purchase of 05 Sets of Alkaline Batteries for M2 Class Locomotive Starting to Sri Lanka Railways - Procurement no. SRS/F.7568

Closing date: 13 December 2018

The Procurement Notice may be downloaded here.


Procurement Notice for the Procurement of 3,500 nos. of Fan Blades ro Sri Lanka Railways - Procurement no. SRS/F.7585

Closing date: 18 December 2018

The Procurement Notice may be downloaded here.

Sri Lankan Lucian Pushparaj, “The Black Lion of Asia”, takes silver medal in Europe Body Building Championship

On Saturday, 19 May 2018, the Sri Lankan Champion Lucion Pushparaj, aka “The Black Lion of Asia”, participated to the Austrian International Body Building Championship in Vienna, Austria.

The current European Champion Armin Gangl was beaten to third place by Lucion who having reached the final won the Silver medal in his class. Lucion dedicated his success to his country.

Lucion brought pride to the large number of Sri Lankans who were present at the event to support him. Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Austria, Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera, and Second Secretary, Mr. Namal Wijeyamuni Zoysa also graced this occasion. Lucion’s dream to participate at this event became a reality thanks to the dedication of Mr. Shan Halamba, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Texas and Managing Director of Riococo Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and of Ceyhinz Link International Co, who was also present at the event.


From Sunday 29 April to Wednesday 02 May 2018, the Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival, coordinated by Gangaramaya Temple, will be celebrated at the Hunupitiya, Gangaramaya Temple and at Temple Trees premises, both in Colombo.

During this Festival, Lord Buddha’s relics from Saranath (India), Gandara relics from Taxila (Pakistan) and historical Buddhist artefacts from Nepal will be exhibited.

About Vesak

At the first conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, which was held in 1950 in Sri Lanka, it was decided to celebrate Vesak as Lord Buddha’s birthday. This important holiday is also known under the designation of Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day and is observed by Buddhists all over the world, following a centuries-old tradition. Also United Nations are observing Vesak at its headquarters and offices since 1999.

Devotees are not only celebrating the birth of Gautama Buddha, but also his enlightenment and his passing away. Therefore, they bring simple offerings as there are flowers, joss-sticks and candles which by their nature will remind them transiency of life. Moreover, on those days, birds and other animals may be released by devotees to symbolize giving freedom to the ones who are in captivity. Buddhists are also reminded that they shall live in harmony with and respect of the faiths of other people, according to the Buddha’s doctrine.

Buddhists are celebrating Vesak to reiterate their determination to lead noble lives, to develop their minds, to practise loving-kindness and to bring peace and harmony to humanity.

In Sri Lanka, devotees will light colourful lamps (Vesak Kuudu) along the streets and in front of their homes. Those lamps signify enlightenment and freedom from darkness. Believers also set up food stalls (Dansälas) and give free food and beverages to passers-by.

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