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Condolences for Kerala Floods Victims

18 August 2018

The Commonwealth sends heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have died in the disastrous floods in Kerala, India.

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister hits “Peace at the Crease” for six

17 August 2018

The Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has pledged “all her support” for the Commonwealth’s “Peace at the Crease” initiative plus more collaboration to encourage Commonwealth trade.

Commonwealth collaboration: pathway towards a common future

16 August 2018

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland underscored the importance of Commonwealth collaboration in delivering progress and bridging socioeconomic gaps to ensure common prosperity among the 53-member states, during her lecture at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Sri Lanka to champion the Commonwealth Peace at the Crease Initiative

14 August 2018

Sri Lanka has pledged to champion the Peace at the Crease initiative, which uses the popularity of cricket as a means to promote peace and development among communities across the 53-member states.

How the Commonwealth is helping to build shared prosperity

13 August 2018

Secretary General Patricia Scotland has shared her vision to ensure that the Commonwealth remains relevant and vigorous during 'troubled and troubling times'.

Sri Lanka's trauma of tsunami turns into a defence for tomorrow

10 August 2018

It is hard to imagine that only 14 years ago Sri Lanka was severely devastated by the tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean.

“Commonwealth: an excellent facilitation body,” says Sri Lankan Minister

7 August 2018

The Sri Lankan Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama, has thanked the Commonwealth Secretariat for supporting Sri Lanka’s trade facilitation efforts.

Secretary-General meets Sri Lankan Prime Minister in Colombo

5 August 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has met the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, during her first official visit to the country.

Assist us further, say Sri Lanka’s human rights commissioners

3 August 2018

Sri Lanka needs further help to strengthen its human rights promotion and protection. That's according to the country’s Human Rights Commission, which has called on the Commonwealth Secretariat for technical assistance.

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Bangladesh, Brunei and Sri Lanka

31 July 2018

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is about to set out on her first official visits to three Commonwealth member countries in South and South East Asia, during an 11-day trip.

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