Following the explosions that took place in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, earlier today, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as deceased at the National Hospital in Colombo stands at eleven.  The fatalities are: three (03) from India, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Turkey, three (03) from the UK, and two […]

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Sri Lanka will be hosting the Third meeting of the Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF) and the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Colombo from 5 to 7 April 2019. Approximately (90) ninety participants representing political parties in Asia and Europe are expected to be in attendance at this International Conference.

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The Government of Sri Lanka considers Resolution 40/L.1 mandating an extension of two years until March 2021, to make further progress on human rights, reconciliation and accountability, as a mark of recognition of Sri Lanka’s political commitment and the progressive steps already taken by the Government since 2015.

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On an invitation by His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives undertook a State Visit together with First Lady Fazna Ahmed, to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the bilateral component of which was on 5 February 2019. […]

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President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena undertook a visit to Singapore on 23-25 January 2019 to deliver a Keynote Speech at the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific, jointly organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources of Singapore.

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The Minister clarified the chain of events that compelled President Maithripala Sirisena to arrive at the decision to dissolve Parliament. He emphasized the constitutionality of the steps taken by President Sirisena and added that having being elected through a nation-wide vote, the President derives his authority directly from the people of Sri Lanka. The Minister […]

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Foreign Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama, said that there was no justification for the Travel Advisories issued by a few countries, since there have been no incidents of violence or disruption in the country following the recent events. The Tourism sector has not been subject to any inconvenience. The Minister made these observations when he met […]

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