45th CCM held in Suva, Fiji, 28-30 September 2016

Group Photo of the Heads of the Delegations from the Colombo Plan 45th Consultative Committee Meeting, Suva, Fiji. 28-30 September 2016

Group Photo of the Heads of the Delegations from the Colombo Plan 45th Consultative Committee Meeting, Suva, Fiji. 28-30 September 2016 The 45th Colombo Plan Consultative Committee Meeting (CCM) was hosted by the Government of Fiji in Suva from 28-30 September 2016.  Delegates from twenty member countries, three observer countries, and three international    organizations attended […]

Prime Minister of Fiji officially opens the 45th Colombo Plan Consultative Committee Meeting


Secretary General calls on Vietnam Ambassador to request hosting 46th CCM


The Secretary General, H.E. Kinely Dorji visited His Excellency Ms. Phan Kieu Thu, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on 19 September and requested Vietnam to be the host of the 46thConsultative Committee Meeting (CCM) in 2018. He briefed her on the CCM proceedings, agenda and an update on the preparations for this year’s […]

Colombo Plan Welcomes Ms. Bandana Shrestha as new Director for Gender Affairs Programme (GAP)

Ms. Bandana Shrestha with Secretary General and senior officers at Secretariat

The Secretary General, H.E. Kinley Dorji welcomed Ms. Bandana Shrestha from Nepal as the new Director of Gender Affairs Programme (GAP) who assumed duty from 18 August, 2016. In a  orientation arranged at the Secretariat, he  briefed her on the history and achievements of the Colombo plan and its various current programmes. Ms. Shrestha has […]

Secretary General addresses the International Youth Day in Colombo, 12 August, 2016

Youth leaders pose with Secretary General and Hon. Minister with “Goals for sustainable development”

The Secretary General addressed the International Youth Day celebrations in Colombo, hosted by Sri Lanka United Nations Friendship Association (SUNFO) on 12 August, 2016. Over 600 youth from all over the island and a group of students from various countries  attended the programme, which was chaired by the Minister for Youth and  Economic Affairs, Hon. […]

Secretary General addresses Awarding Ceremony of Diplomatic Training participants at MOFA, 12 Aug, 2016

The Secretary General with the participants of the Diplomatic Training

The Secretary- General , H.E. Kinley Dorji participated in the closing ceremony of the International Diplomatic Training for Colombo Plan member countries, hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka on 12 August, 2016. The training was the first international training programme on Diplomacy and international relations, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration […]

Training Programme on sharing best practices on Women and Leadership

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Each member country is requested to nominate, through the Colombo Plan Gender Focal Point up to two (3) candidates, one principle and two reserve, by completing the Colombo Plan Application Form and submission of a medical certificate. The duly accomplished nomination forms (two sets) should be forwarded by or before 15 August 2016, to the Colombo Plan Secretariat at the […]

Secretary General Visits KOICA Country Office in Sri Lanka


Colombo: The Secretary General Kinley Dorji visited the resident representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Colombo and discussed on cooperation in common interest areas in Colombo plan member countries.  The visit was carried out on 13 July, 2016. The Resident Representative of KOICA, Lee, Dong-Ku  welcomed the Secretary General and briefed on […]

Secretary General Calls for Innovative Fields for Entrepreneurship to Sri Lankan Youth

The trainees with the Secretary General and the FCCISL team

Trincomalee: The Secretary General, Colombo Plan  called for  more  innovative and diversified fields  for entrepreneurship development training programme for Sri Lankan youths in self employment. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the workshop on “Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship  in Sri Lanka” organized by Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) […]

Colombo Plan’s 65th Anniversary Highlights

Colombo Plan Staff with the Secretary General

Click here for video highlights of the event Colombo: The 65th Anniversary of the Colombo Plan was celebrated on 01st July, 2016 at JAIC Hilton, Colombo in a glittering ceremony in  the presence of  Diplomates, high ranking officials from the Government of Sri Lanka,  and friends of the Organization. Ms. Chithrangani Wagiswara, Secretary, Ministry of […]

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