• Landslides in Sri Lanka

    19 May 2016

    Landslides in Sri Lanka

    The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development has made the following statement on May 19th :
    We were extremely shocked to learn of the death of numerous people in the landslides that occurred in the Kegalle district in Sri Lanka on May 17, 2016.
    France extends its condolences to the victims’ families. We extend our support and solidarity to the Sri Lankan (...)

  • Formation of the International Solar Alliance in New York City, 22 April (...)

    3 May 2016

    Formation of the International Solar Alliance in New York City, (...)

    On the 22nd April 2016 in New York City, Ministers and high representatives from Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Maldives, Mali, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uganda, Zambia, India and France met at the Headquarters of the United Nations, to mark a new stage in the formation of the International Solar Alliance. The event was (...)

  • French Naval Ship ACONIT calling in the Port of Colombo

    2 May 2016

    French Naval Ship ACONIT calling in the Port of Colombo

    From 29th if April to 5th of May, French Naval Ship “ACONIT” will stop in the Port of Colombo, paying a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka Naval authorities.
    On the 29th of April, the ACONIT was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions and by the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives HE Mr Jean-Marin Schuh.
    State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene (...)

  • FOCUS “Viewpoints from France and Sri Lanka on cultural heritage (...)

    5 April 2016

    FOCUS “Viewpoints from France and Sri Lanka on cultural heritage (...)

    Following the projects implemented in 2015 - and especially the series of “Focus on Climate Change” in view of the Paris Conference on Climate, COP 21, the scientific component of our 2016 cultural program will address another issue related to sustainability, by exploring the question of heritage management.
    In its many years of presence in Sri Lanka, France has been developing the (...)

  • Launch of the 11th edition of Francophone Festival Bonjour Cinéma!

    4 March 2016

    Launch of the 11th edition of Francophone Festival Bonjour (...)

    Each year in March the « mois de la Francophonie » is celebrated all over the world. In Sri Lanka, the High Commission of Canada, the Embassy of France, Vietnam, Switzerland, Romania, the Consulate of Tunisia, Wallonie-Bruxelles International.be, represented by the Consulate of Belgium, and the Alliance Française de Kotte in association with the National Film Corporation and Agenda 14 have come (...)

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