UNA NEWS LETTER – January– June 2016

UNA NEWS LETTER – January– June 2016

Sep 23, 2016

International Year of Pulses 2016 The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all...

UN Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Sri Lanka

UN Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Sri Lanka

Sep 5, 2016

H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, paid an official visit to Sri Lanka from 31 st August to 2 nd September, 2016, on the invitation of the Sri Lankan Government and his visit was co-ordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Office in Colombo. During his brief visit, he held talks with the Sri...

83rd Birth Anniversary

83rd Birth Anniversary

Aug 29, 2016

83rd Birth Anniversary of late Mr. Kumaran Fernando, the founder of Kumaran Fernando Foundation and the ex-Secretary General of United Nations Association of Sri Lanka (UNASL) who served for a long period was commemorated on August 5th 2016. On this day an “Eye Clinic” was set up and one hundred pairs of spectacles were distributed free amongst the under-...

64th UNASL Public Lecture by Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne PC, MP

64th UNASL Public Lecture by Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne PC, MP

Aug 19, 2016

A Public Lecture by Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne PC, MP, on “Constitutional Reforms in Sri Lanka; Problems and Prospects” was conducted by the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka on 18th August, 2016 at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations & Strategic Studies in Colombo. The UNASL Public Lecture Series had been an ongoing regular...

UNA NEWS LETTER – July – December 2015

UNA NEWS LETTER – July – December 2015

Jul 25, 2016

President of the seventieth session of the United Nations General Assembly On 15 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly elected Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark to serve as the President of its seventieth session, which runs from September 2015 to September 2016. At the time of his election, Mr. Lykketoft was the Speaker (President) of the Danish Parliament,...