2 July, 2022


Lanka Takes Leadership On Colombo Process

Sri Lanka has assumed the Chair of the Colombo Process, a Regional Consultative Process on the management of overseas employment and contractual labour for countries of origin in Asia,

Ravinatha Aryasinha - Ambassador Geneva

The Colombo Process was initiated at Ministerial Consultations for Asian Labour Sending Countries held in 2003 in Colombo.

The Chairmanship of the Colombo Process was transferred from the Government of Bangladesh to the Government of Sri Lanka during a meeting held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva on 21 October 2013.

The group includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, and has met in Manila (2004), Bali (2005) and Dhaka (2011) to review and monitor the implementation of previous recommendations and identify areas for future actions. The Geneva headquartered International Organization for Migration (IOM) serves as the secretariat for the Colombo Process.

Speaking on the occasion Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha said with 21% of its working population working overseas and 46% of them women Sri Lanka takes the issue of labour migration very seriously and will bring to bear Sri Lanka’s experience on the Colombo Process.

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Abdul Hannan, said he was pleased with what his government’s chairmanship had accomplished, and was happy to be handing over the chairmanship to Sri Lanka, the birthplace of the Colombo Process.

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    What is common between Sri Lanka’s PR in Geneva now
    and the one before?

    Like Dayan Jayatilleke, the present PR Ravinatha
    Ariyasinha are good at writing their own news releases
    and having them published in Sri Lankan media.

    One did sweet little in Geneva during his time. But if
    you were to read what he wrote and still writes, Sri
    Lanka could not have been without him. Ravinatha is
    no different. He even has a former Lake House Sinhala
    journalist in Geneva to write his news releases.

    Both are following their great patron saint Professor
    G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs.

    The more news releases are published in the Sri Lankan
    media, the country’s diplomats believe, they are doing
    their jobs better. They are bullshitting a whole nation.

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      “They are bullshitting a whole nation.”

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      IIT professor of Sanskrit in one lecture confirmed 1478 words of Sanskrit were patented by the Germans starting with the swastika.

      Just the dacoits of Bihar are babua sinhas.- looking for the rainbow.

      Crust: Croak and dagger agent. AaaaSeee na we. Asia’s miracle ;)

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