Ambassador Grace Asirwatham was a member of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service with thirty-five years of proven career track record as a diplomat and an international civil servant. She has served as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Nepal and the Netherlands and in other positions in Pakistan and Germany. Ambassador Asirwatham held the position of Deputy Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague for four years. She is holding the position of Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Belgium, Luxembourg, and Head of Mission to the European Union since June 2019. Her last post in Sri Lanka was Secretary to the State Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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10 reasons to travel to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a mesmerizing small island situated at the southern tip of India. Blessed with a diverse landscape ranging from lush green tropical forests to […]
26 April 2023

Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca ban smoking on 28 beaches

Spain‘s Balearic Islands will have 28 smoke-free beaches this year after they joined the program ‘Smoke-free beaches, healthy beaches 2023’, promoted by the Directorate General of […]
26 April 2023

EU Entry/Exit System faces further delays

The implementation of Europe’s new electronic border scheme and entry/exit system (EES) is being delayed again because the database on which the system depends will not […]
26 April 2023

Heathrow security staff to strike over King Charles III Coronation weekend

Security guards at London’s Heathrow airport will strike on several days in May including the day of King Charles coronation, the Unite union announced on Wednesday […]
25 April 2023

Has the pandemic disrupted corporate travel forever?

Travel bookings have increased after Covid-19 travel restrictions began to be lifted across the world. In what some specialists called “revenge travel”, consumers who had been […]
25 April 2023

Agreement for new gas supply route signed by Azerbaijan and four EU countries

A Memorandum of Understanding has just been signed in Sofia for the supply of additional gas to Europe from Azerbaijan through four EU countries. Signed by […]
25 April 2023

Whitewashing overtourism

Last Friday, TimeOut reported on eleven “travel destinations that want tourists to stay away.” They reported: “Mass tourism is back, but these spots are fighting against […]
25 April 2023

Five-week strike ongoing at all UK passport processing offices

On 3 April, staff at all 8 passport processing offices across the UK started a five-week strike, until 6 May. Members of the Public and Commercial […]
24 April 2023

British Airways’ Covid eVouchers now valid until September 2024

Good news has been announced for British Airways group customers still in possession of vouchers issued in place of flights untaken due to Covid-19. The flagship […]
24 April 2023

Germany to ban fossil heating systems from 2024

The measure is part of Germany’s ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2045 as the construction sector was responsible for 15% of the country’s emissions last […]
24 April 2023

Air Canada passenger indignant after being denied the right to be served in French

An Air Canada passenger complained after a flight attendant did not serve him in French. Jean-Pierre Beaudoin was told he had to take another flight if […]
24 April 2023

Latest twist of knife in Portugal’s TAP airline saga

Last month’s summary firing of two Portuguese airline chiefs may have been illegal, Portugal’s Finance Minister has revealed, in what is just the latest twist of […]
23 April 2023

Belgium to increase train services in Flemish Brabant

On Friday April 21st, Belgium’s national railway company, SCNB/NMBS, announced that train service in Flemish Brabant will be expanded in the coming years, including on weekends […]
23 April 2023

easyJet’s CEO warns strikes in France might have an impact on tourism

EasyJet’s CEO Johan Lundgren has complained about the recent air traffic controller (ATC) strikes in France, saying the consequences are “completely unacceptable”. In an interview with […]
23 April 2023

What is Earth Day and why is it celebrated?

Its origins go back to 1970, marking the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is Invest […]
21 April 2023

Is algae the answer to sustainable aviation fuel?

It seems not a day can go by without hearing about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and particularly the challenges in producing it at volumes that can […]
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