Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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. 


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Saturday, 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.


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Thursday, 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.


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Thursday, 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.


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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.


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