Inauguration speech by the Secretary General of the Colombo Plan for the first Gender Affairs Focal Point Conference 26 November 2016


1.    Address Hon. Chief Guest, Ms. Chandrani Bandara, Minister of Women and Child Affairs, H.E. Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, Council President of the Colombo Plan and Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka Excellencies and CP Council members of Colombo Plan Member States,  Distinguished delegates representing National Gender Affairs Focal Points of the Member States Members of […]

First Gender Focal Point Conference

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26th and 27th November 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka The Colombo Plan Gender Affairs Programme (CPGAP) is pleased to host the First Gender Focal Point Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 26th and 27th November 2015 at the Hilton Hotel Colombo. Senior Gender Focal points responsible for gender policy making from Colombo Plan member countries will […]

CPDAP organizes first Sub-Regional Meeting for South Asian Drug Focal Points

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New Delhi, India, 9 September 2015—The Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (CPDAP) has gathered here drug focal point agency officials from the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka for the first-ever Sub-Regional  Drug Focal Point Meeting (SR-DFPM) for South Asia. Co-organising this initiative with CPDAP is India’s Narcotics Control […]

Secretary-General Visits Bhutan and Bangladesh


Mr Kinley Dorji, the Secretary-General of Colombo Plan, visited Bhutan from 18 – 22 May 2015. During his visit Mr Kinley had the honour to meet His Excellency, Mr Tshering Tobgay, the Honourable Prime Minister of Bhutan. His Excellency commended Colombo Plan’s efforts to further socio-economic development in the member countries.   Mr Kinley attended […]

The Secretary General calls on the Council President, the Ambassador of Japan HE Mr. Nobuhito Hobo to bid him farewell

The Secretary General presents the token of appreciation to the Council President HE Mr Nobuhito Hobo

The Secretary General  Mr. Kinley Dorji paid a courtesy call on HE Mr. Nobuhito Hobo – The Council President, the Ambassador of Japan on 3rd June, 2015 to bid him farewell. During their meeting, matters of mutual interests were discussed.  The Secretary General presented to the Council President tokens of appreciation and expressed his grateful […]

60th Commemoration of the Asian African Conference and the 10th Anniversary of the New Asia Africa


To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference and 10th Anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP), the Government of the Republic of Indonesia hosted a series of high level events under the theme “Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity” in Jakarta and Bandung on April 19-24, 2015. Delegates from […]

Strengthening Drug Supply Reduction Programmes of the Colombo Plan through collaboration with the Australian Federal Police

H.E. Kinley Dorji - Secretary General of Colombo Plan and Mr. Christopher Woods – AFP Senior Liaison Officer

In order to further strengthen training programmes conducted by the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme in the field of Drug Supply Reduction a meeting with Mr. Christopher Woods – Australian Federal Police Senior Liaison Officer attached to the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka was conducted on 19 March 2015 at the Colombo Plan Secretariat. […]

Courtesy Visit of Secretary General to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

A Token of appreciation presented by H.E. Kinley Dorji, Secretary General of the Colombo Plan to H.E. Daw Lei Lei Thein, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development, Myanmar

H.E. Kinley Dorji conducted a courtesy visit to Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development which is the National Focal Point of the Colombo Plan in NayPyiTaw, Myanmar on 31st March 2015. The delegation of Colombo Plan was received by representatives of the Ministry headed by Deputy Minister, H.E. Daw Lei Lei Thein. Myanmar is […]

Colombo Plan Delegation Attend 58th CND in Vienna

The team was led by the Secretary General, Mr. Kinley Dorji, and accompanied by (From L to R) Dr. Thomas Scaria, Dr. Josephine Choong, Ms. Arundathy, and Mr. Diyan Markandarajah.

The Colombo Plan delegation, led by the Secretary General attended the 58th Session of the Commission for Narcotic Drugs (CND) from 9-14 March 2015. The team has also participated in selected side meetings and events, organized by various member countries as part of the CND. Besides taking part in the plenary sessions, deliberations and policy […]

The Secretary General Renews Colombo Plan Commitment With The Government of India

The Secretary General H.E. Mr. Kinley Dorji (Right) with Mr. Kumar Tuhin (Left), Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India.

Pledging Colombo Plan’s historic commitment and renewing strong ties with India, the Secretary General H.E. Mr. Kinley Dorji visited India from February 7-12th 2015. The Secretary General and his team met with the National Focal Point from the Ministry of External Affairs and the Drug Focal Point from Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Social […]

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