National Integration and Reconciliation Week

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Vienna marks the National Integration and Reconciliation Week

On Wednesday 11th of January 2017, under the patronage of Her Excellency Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekara, Ambassador and the Permanent Representative, the Home Based Staff of the Mission in Vienna observed the National Integration and Reconciliation Week declared by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, from 8 to 14 January 2017.

Ambassador Wijesekera hoisted the National Flag in the presence of the staff and the National Anthem was recited by the staff in Sinhala and Tamil. Thereafter, the staff read the oath of Reconciliation in SinhalaTamil and English by pledging to act and work towards the objectives set-out in the oath.

H.E. Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera, the Ambassador and the Permanent Representative delivered her remarks on the importance of national integration and reconciliation to unity, harmony in the country, in order to respect the country’s rich diversity of ethnicity, religion and language.


The Embassy and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna, Austria
11.01.2017

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 for the Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Shock Absorber Dynamometer for Testing Shock Absorbers and Generate Graphs for the Shock Characteristics of Dampers of Rail Vehicles to Sri Lanka Railways - Procurement no.: SRS/F. 7427

Closing date: 21st February, 2017

For further information on this procurement, please see here.


 

 Procurement of 50,000 Nos. Distance Bolts & Nuts with Ferrules & 02 Nos. Washers to Sri Lanka Railways - Procurement no.: SRS/F.7440

Closing date: 17th January, 2017

For further information on this procurement, please see here.

 

 

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera commits to strengthening relations with the Czech Republic චෙක් ජනරජය සමග සබදතා තර කර ගැනීමට විදේශ අමාත්ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ඇප කැප වෙයි

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera commits to strengthening relations with the Czech Republic

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on a visit to the Czech Republic from 9-11 June, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Lubomir Zaoralek, reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s commitment to strengthen relations between the two countries.

Discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Zaoralek included reviewing ongoing bilateral cooperation and identifying new areas for partnership in sectors such as power and energy, waste management, automobile production, defence, aviation, and advanced medical treatment.

Minister Samaraweera explained the main agenda of Sri Lanka's National Unity Government, which includes strengthening democracy, fostering reconciliation, ensuring socio-economic development and sustainable peace. Minister Zaoralek welcomed the positive developments in Sri Lanka following the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2015, and reiterated the Czech Government’s fullest support for ongoing efforts to strengthen democracy, promote reconciliation and re-engaging the international community. Minister Samaraweera invited Minister Zaoralek to visit Sri Lanka in 2017 which would mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Minister Samaraweera also handed over to his counterpart, an invitation from President Maithripala Sirisena to the President of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman to visit Sri Lanka. Recalling the invaluable support extended by the Czech Republic during the conflict years in Sri Lanka, the Minister expressed appreciation for the generous support extended during the recent floods.

Demonstrating the commitment on both sides to revitalize and advance the bilateral economic agenda, an agreement on Mutual Cooperation between the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Economic Development in Sri Lanka was initialed in the presence of Minister Samaraweera and Czech Republic’s Deputy Trade Minister Slukova. The Foreign Minister also attended a breakfast meeting with representatives of leading Czech companies and had meetings with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament and senior Government officials in the Czech Senate on 9 June and the Deputy Minister of Defence on 10 June.

On 11 June, the Foreign Minister attended the christening of the Sri Lankan origin baby elephant at the Prague Zoo as Chief Guest. The baby elephant born in the Prague Zoo on 5 April 2016, was christened Maximilian (Max) to honour of a gift of a Sri Lankan elephant in the 1550s to the Habsburg Archduke Maximilian II (later King of Bohemia, King of Hungary, and the Holy Roman Emperor).
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Designate to the Czech Republic resident in Vienna, Priyanee Wijesekera; Consul General of the Czech Republic in Sri Lanka Dr. Lohitha Samarawickrama; Acting Director General Dhammika Semasinghe; and Second Secretary Namal Wijayamuni Zoysa; were associated with the Foreign Minister during the visit.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Colombo
13 June 2016

    

චෙක් ජනරජය සමග සබදතා තර කර ගැනීමට විදේශ අමාත්ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ඇප කැප වෙයි

චෙක් රාජ්යයේ විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්ය ලූබෝමිර් සියොරලික් මහතාගේ ආරාධනයෙන් විදේශ අමාත්ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ජූනි 9 - 11 දිනවලදී චෙක් ජනරජයේ නිරතවූ සංචාරයේදී දෙරට අතර සබදතා තර කර ගැනීමට ශ්රි ලංකාව ඇප කැප වන බව අවධාරණය කළේය. පවත්නා ද්විපාර්ශ්වික සහයෝගීතාව සමාලෝචනය කිරීම සහ විදුලි බල හා බලශක්ති, කසළ කළමනාකරණය, මෝටර රථ නිෂ්පාදනය, ආරක්ෂාව, ගුවන්සේවා හා දියුණු වෛද්ය ප්රතිකාර වැනි ක්ෂේත්ර ගණනාවක් ආවරණය වන පරිදි හවුල්කාරීත්ව ඇති කර ගැනීම සදහා නව අංශ හදුනාගැනීම විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්ය සියොරලික් මැතිතුමා සමග පැවති සාකච්ඡා වලට ඇතුළත් විය.

ප්රජාතන්ත්රවාදය ශක්තිමත් කිරීම, සංහිදියාව පෝෂණය කිරීම, සමාජ/ ආර්ථික සංවර්ධනය තහවුරු කිරීම හා තිරසාර සාමය ඇතුළත් ශ්රී ලංකා ඒකාබද්ධ රජයේ ජාතික ප්රධාන න්යාය පත්රය පිළිබද අමාත්ය සමරවීර මහතා කරුණු පැහැදිලි කළේය. 2015 පැවති ජනාධිපතිවරණයෙන් හා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මහා මැතිවරණයෙන් අනතුරුව ශ්රී ලංකාවේ ඇතිවී ඇති ධනාත්මක ප්රවණතා පිළිබද සතුට පළ කළ සියොරලික් අමාත්යවරයා ප්රජාතන්ත්රවාදය ශක්තිමත් කිරීමට, සංහිදියාව ප්රවර්ධනය කිරීමට හා ජාත්යන්තර ප්රජාව සමග යළි සහයෝගීතාව ඇති කර ගැනීමට රජය දරමින් සිටින ප්රයත්න සදහා චෙක් රජයේ පූර්ණ සහාය ලබා දෙන බවට අවධාරණය කළේය. දෙරට අතර රාජ්ය තාන්ත්රික සබඳතා ස්ථාපනය කිරීමේ 60 වන සංවත්සරය යෙදී ඇති 2017 වසරේදී ශ්රී ලංකාවට පැමිණෙන ලෙස සියොරලික් අමාත්ය මහතාට මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ආරාධනය කළේය. චෙක් ජනරජයේ ජනාධිපති මිලෝස් සේමන් මැතිතුමාට ශ්රී ලංකාවේ සංචාරයක නියැලෙන ලෙස ජනාධිපති මෛත්රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා විසින් කරන ලද ආරාධනයද සමරවීර අමාත්යතුමා එහි විදේශ කටයුතු ඇමතිතුමා වෙත දැනුම් දුන්නේය. ශ්රී ලංකාවේ ගැටුම් පැවති අවධියේදී චෙක් ජනරජය විසින් ශ්රී ලංකාව වෙත ලබා දුන් නොමද සහය පිළිබදව සිහිපත් කළ අමාත්යවරයා මෑතකදි ඇතිවූ ගං වතුර ආපදා තත්වයේදී ශ්රී ලංකාව වෙත ලබා දුන් නොමසුරු සහාය ඇගයීමට ලක් කළේය.

ද්විපාර්ශ්වික ආර්ථික න්යාය පත්රයට නැවත පණ පෙවීමටත් එය වැඩි දියුණු කිරීමටත් දෙපාර්ශවයම දක්වන කැපවීම පෙන්නුම් කරමින් සමරවීර අමාත්යවරයා හා චෙක් ජනරජයේ නියෝජ්ය වෙළද අමාත්ය ස්ලූකෝවා මැතිතුමා ඉදිරිපිටදී, චෙක් ජනරජයේ කර්මාන්ත හා වෙළද අමාත්යාංශය හා ශ්රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන අමාත්යාංශය අතර අන්යෝන්ය සහයෝගීතාවය පිළිබද ගිවිසුමකට අත්සන් තබන ලදී. විදේශ අමාත්යවරයා චෙක් ජනරජයේ ප්රධාන සමාගම්වල නියෝජිතයන් සමග උදෑසන භෝජන සංග්රහය අතරතුර පැවති රැුස්වීමකට සහභාගීවූ අතර ජූනි 09 වන දින එතුමා චෙක් ජනරජයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ නියෝජ්ය මණ්ඩලයේ විදේශ කටයුතු කමිටුවේ සභාපතිවරයා සමග හා චෙක් ජනරජයේ සෙනට් මණ්ඩලයේ ජ්යෙෂ්ඨ රාජ්ය නිලධාරීන් සමගත් ජූනි 10 වන දින ආරක්ෂක නියෝජ්ය අමාත්යවරයා සමගත් රැස්වීම් පැවැත්වීය. ජූනි 11 වන දින ප්රාග් සත්වෝද්යානයේ පැවති ශ්රී ලාංකික සම්භවයක් ඇති අලි පැටවකු භෞතීස්ම කිරීමේ උළෙලේ ප්රධාන ආරාධිත අමුත්තා ලෙස විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්යවරයා සහභාගී විය.

1550 දී හබ්ස්බර්ගි හි ආදිපාදවරයා ලෙස ( පසු කලෙක බොහීමියානු රජු ලෙසත් හංගේරියානු රජු ලෙසත් අති උතුම් රෝම අධිරාජ්යවරයා ලෙසත්* කටයුතු කළ දෙවැනි මැක්ස්මිලන් රජු වෙත ශ්රී ලාංකික අලි පැටවකු ප්රදානය කිරීම ගෞරවයෙන් අනුස්මරණය කරමින් 2016 අපේ්රල් 05 වන දින ප්රාග් සත්වෝද්යානයේදී උපත ලද අලි පැටවා මැක්ස්මිලන් (මැක්ස්* ලෙස භෞතීස්ම කරන්නට යෙදුණි.

වියනාහි නේවාසික, චෙක් ජනරජය සදහා නම් කළ ශ්රී ලංකා තානාපතිනි ප්රියානි විජේසේකර, චෙක් ජනරජයේ ශ්රී ලංකා කොන්සල් ජනරාල් ලෝහිත සමරවික්රම, වැඩබලන අධ්යක්ෂ ජෙනරාල් ධම්මිකා සේමසිංහ සහ දෙවැනි ලේකම් නාමල් වියජමුණි සොයිසා යන මහත්ම මහත්මීන් ද මෙම සංචාරයේදී අමාත්යවරයා සමග එක් වූහ.

විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්යාංශය
කොළඹ
2016.06.13

H. E. Priyanee Wijesekera presents Credentials to CTBTO

CTBTO Executive Secretary receives Credentials from the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka

His Excellency Dr. Lassina Zerbo of the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) received the Letter of Credence from Priyanee Wijesekera, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative in Vienna, Austria today at the Office of the CTBTO in the Vienna International Center.

Thereafter, during the Bilateral Discussion that ensued Dr. Zerbo fondly recalled the recent visit to Sri Lanka where a successful OSI Regional Training Programme was held in Dambulla, Sri Lanka from 28th November – 5th Decemberwhere a wide representation from signatory states, comprising of nearly 100 persons representing 13 countries, including Sri Lanka’s participation in the program, Dr. Zerbo informed that excellent arrangements were made for his visit. Dr. Zerbo also highlighted the need for early ratification by Sri Lanka and mentioned that he has sent a letter in this regard to the Foreign Minister whom he has invited to participate in the ministerial-level event on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the opening for signature of the CTBT which is scheduled for the 13th of June, 2016. Dr. Zerbo added that it will also be an excellent opportunity for Sri Lanka to inform states signatories of the progress in the ratification process.

Ambassador Wijesekera, as the Permanent Representative - designate of Sri Lanka to International Organizations in Vienna, will also present Credentials to the Director General of the United Nations Office in Vienna, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

Ambassador Wijesekera has previously held the position of Secretary General of Parliament from August, 2002 to March 2008. She was also the Chairperson of the ‘Committee on Violence Against Women’ and has been the recipient of prestigious awards such as the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus under the category of “Prominent women in Sri Lanka” – 2014 as well as the ‘Zonta Woman of the Year’ award for law in 2006. Her publications include “Parliaments and Governments in the Next Millennium – 1999” and “Parliamentary Practice in Sri Lanka – 2nd Edition – 2007”. She holds an LLB (Ceylon), LLM (Colombo) in Public International Law and Attorney-at-law. She is a past student of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo.

 

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna
15th March 2016

 

H. E. Priyanee Wijesekera presents Credentials to UNIDO

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka presents Credentials to Director General of UNIDO

The Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to Austria and the United Nations in Vienna, Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera presented Credentials to Mr. Li Yong, Director General of the United Nations International Development Organization (UNIDO) at the Office of the Director General in the Vienna International Centre, on Tuesday 22 March 2016.

During the discussion that followed, the Director General briefed Ambassador Wijesekera on the work and priorities of UNIDO and the organization’s strong partnerships built with the international community, financial institutions and the private sector.

Referring to UNIDO’s partnership with Sri Lanka and the strong programmes conducted for many years in the country, the Director General stressed that great importance was attached to the relationship with Sri Lanka and he wished to see the steady implementation of these programmes. The Director General also noted his visit to Sri Lanka in January 2015 and his meeting with HE President Maithripala Sirisena. He extended a warm welcome to Ambassador Wijesekera and looked forward to working together.

Ambassador Wijesekera expressed appreciation for the significant cooperation and assistance provided to the industrial sector in Sri Lanka in broadening the industrial base, strengthening national capacity and the competitiveness of local industries. She also noted Sri Lanka’s interest in continuing to work in close partnership with UNIDO in the future.

Ambassador Wijesekera has previously held the position of Secretary General of Parliament from August, 2002 to March 2008. She was also the Chairperson of the ‘Committee on Violence Against Women’ and has been the recipient of prestigious awards such as the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus under the category of “Prominent women in Sri Lanka” – 2014 as well as the ‘Zonta Woman of the Year’ award for law in 2006. Her publications include “Parliaments and Governments in the Next Millennium – 1999” and “Parliamentary Practice in Sri Lanka – 2nd Edition – 2007”. She holds an LLB (Ceylon), LLM (Colombo) in Public International Law and Attorney-at-law. She is a past student of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo. 

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna
24th March 2016
 

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