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World Federation of United Nations Associations 42nd Plenary Assembly

The 42nd Plenary Assembly of World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) was held in Punta Cana,  Dominican Republic from 17th to 21st October, 2018. The Deputy Executive Chairman, HRH Prince, Dato Seri, Ambassador, Deshakeerthi, Dr. Mohamed Marzook Mohamed Rushanudeen, J.P(WI), and his spouse Mrs. Mohamed Nizar Fathima Nazra Rushanudeen, Life…

Terrorist Attacks on Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

The United Nations Association of Sri Lanka vehemently condemn the brutal terrorist attack on the innocent Catholics, Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka on this sacred Holy Easter Sunday, the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection  of the Lord Jesus Christ. This inhuman act by heinous terrorist which has taken the valuable lives of several innocent…

69th Annual General Meeting – 2019

69th Annual General Meeting of the United Nations Association was held on 23rd March, 2019 at the National Secretariat, 39/1, Cyril Jansz Mawatha, Panadura following hoisting the National Flag by Executive Chairman – Mr. M. M. Zawahir, the UN Flag by the Secretary General Mr. Errol G. Smith . About 100 members were present at the Annual General Meeting. The…

Sri Lanka Floods Situation Report

The heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka from 20 th to 26 th May, 2018 have claimed the lives of over 25 people and rendered 174,310 persons homeless in 20 Districts, as at today, according to statistics of the Ministry of Disaster Management. Water levels of the main rivers and reservoirs have risen drastically resulting in the reservoirs gates being opened…

Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 2018

The 68th Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Sunday 25th March 2018. The venue will be the National Office of the Association at Panadura.  The AGM will as usual, commence sharp at 11.00 hours. All Special Life, Life and other members who are not in arrears of their subscriptions of the Year 2018 are cordially invited to be…

National Observance of the United Nations Day – 2017

United Nations Association of Sri Lanka conducted the National Observance of the 72nd United Nations Day at a function at the Bishop’s College Auditorium Colombo 03 on 22nd October 2017 with the distinguished participation of Brigadier General Granville Elapata,vsv Brigadier General of  Sri Lankan Army as the chief guest. Members of the Diplomatic corps and Dr…

UNA NEWS LETTER -January- June 2017

Climate Change and Global Warming -Paris Agreement in turmoil The Paris Agreement on Global Warming and Climate Change which was adopted in December 2015 with nearly 150 countries ratifying the agreement, is in turmoil due to United States indicating its intention to withdraw from the agreement. This agreement was ratified by President Obama in December 2015….

WFUNA Youth Seminar in Kuala Lumpur

The 5th WFUNA Youth Seminar was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30th November, to 3rd December, 2016 hosted by the United Nations Association of Malaysia. It was well attended by Youth participants from the WFUNA Youth Network, namely the United Nations Associations and the United Nations Youth Associations from around the world.  This Youth Seminar focused…

Visit of UNA Sri Lanka Delegation to Malaysia

Deputy Executive Chairman of the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka, HRH Prince Dato Seri Deshakeerthi Ambassador, Dr. M.M.M. Rushanudeen JP (W/I), recently visited Malaysia on the invitation of Government of Malaysia for a Matrade B2B meeting and IGEM 2016. Rushanudeen was conferred the title of HRH PRINCE DATO SERI – AMBASSADOR  DR. by the Maharaja King…

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

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 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

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…

President of UNASL visits Chennai

Dr. Lakshman Marasinghe, President of the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka visited Chennai on 13th June, 2016. He was met by Mr. Americai Narayanan who had been the Secretary of IFUNA and Secretary-General of Tamil Nadu FUNA. They discussed matters of mutual interest and benefit and pledged to maintain closes ties between the two UNA’s. Dr. Lakshman…

Errol Smith elected Secretary General of the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka

Mr. Errol Smith was unanimously elected Secretary General of the United Nations Association in the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka at its Annual General Meeting held on 27 th March, 2016 at the UNASL Secretariat in Panadura. He has been a Life Member of the UNASL for 28 years (since January, 1988) and holds senior honourary positions in several…

Observance of the International Peace Day

The International Peace Day is an annual event which we observe at some of the Schools from our study circles. United Nations Association of Sri Lanka celebrated the UN Peace day on 19th September 2015 at Sri Chandrasekera Maha Vidyalaya at Horetuduwa, Panadura. Executive Chairman of the Association, Brigadier G. V. Elapatha presided the meeting and Mrs. Kumari…

The Story of the United Nations Charter

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on the June 26, 1945 by representatives of 50 countries who met in San Francisco following deliberations of proposals that had earlier been worked out at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, United States, from August to October 1944 by representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States….

WFUNA Foundation Launches in India

New Delhi, India — WFUNA is excited to announce the launch of the WFUNA Foundation in India. On March 3, Indian External Affairs Minister, Hon. Sushma Swaraj, and the Director of the United Nations Information Center for India and Bhutan, Ms. Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, joined WFUNA’s Treasurer, Mr. Sundeep Bhutoria, and Indian Federation of United…

WFUNA Youth Seminar Gets a Warm Welcome in Jaipur

Youth Seminar participants with Hon. Governor of Rajasthan Mr. Kalyan Singh at an event organised by WFUNA Foundation, India TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015 JAIPUR, INDIA – Representatives from India’s government, the UN and WFUNA leadership were present on Sunday, 29 March for the official inauguration of the WFUNA Youth Seminar at the campus of Jayshree…

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