On 29 March 2017, Nepal succeeded Sri Lanka as Chair of the Colombo Process (CP) at a ceremony at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Headquarters in Geneva. The Government of Sri Lanka was represented by Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Geneva, while Nepal was represented by Ambassador Deepak Dhital, the Permanent Representative of Nepal.
Summary Report of the Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting and the Fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo ProcessSaturday, 18 February 2017
The Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) and the Fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process (CP) were convened on 24 - 25 August 2016. Preceded by the Fourth SOM where thematic discussions took place, the Fifth Ministerial Consultation was the culmination of the last three years of Sri Lanka’s second term as Chair of the CP.
Ambassadors of the Colombo Process Member States in Sri Lanka gather for the latest update on the progress and achievements of the Colombo Process under the Sri Lanka’s ChairmanshipThursday, 05 January 2017
Under the auspices of Honourable Thalatha Atukorale, the Minister of Foreign Employment, Sri Lanka, and the Chair-in-Office of the Colombo Process (CP), the Colombo Process Ambassadors’ Meeting in Colombo was convened by the Ministry of Foreign Employment (MFE), Sri Lanka, on 5 January 2017.
Thematic Area Working Group on Skills and Qualification Recognition met for its Second Meeting via BluejeansThursday, 01 December 2016
The Chair of the Thematic Area Working Group (TAWG) on Skills and Qualification Recognition, Sri Lanka, convened the Second Meeting for the TAWG on 1 December 2016. This was the very first meeting for the CP Member States (CPMS) to exclusively meet online by using the video conference tool, Bluejeans.
Hon. Minister Thalatha Atukorale says “Colombo Process will seek to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries in Asia”Friday, 14 October 2016
The Minister of Foreign Employment, Hon. Thalatha Atukorale, who is also the Chair-in-Office of the Colombo Process (CP) has said, Sri Lanka is providing leadership for the CP to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries fostering strong partnership for the Asian region.