Category Archives: News

LAUNCH OF TRILINGUAL INTERFACE FOR FOREIGN MINISTRY WEBSITE

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The new interface of the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that was launched last month, at http://www.www.mfa.gov.lk  is now Trilingual, and available in Sinhala and Tamil languages, in addition to English.

‘’Art Speak for Peace”

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‘’Art Speak for Peace” Global Launch of the International Peace Movement: not by Force but by Art organized by the Earthsavers UNESCO Artist for Peace in partnership with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Theatre Institute (ITI) was inaugurated on 21st May 2018 at the Senate of the Philippines.

PRESIDENT MAITHRIPALA SIRISENA’S STATE VISIT TO IRAN

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On an invitation extended by President Hassan Rouhani, President Sirisena undertook a two-day State visit to Iran on 12 and 13 May 2018 that included official bilateral discussions between the delegations led by the two Presidents at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, and a meeting with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Statement on the Inter-Korea Summit on 27 April 2018

Sri Lanka welcomes the Inter-Korea Summit between the leaders of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 27 April 2018 and the adoption of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula.

Peiris told that the commission met with family members of those reported missing, along with civil society groups and members of media. “We engaged in a productive discussion with them where they raised the many concerns they had about the process,” he said, adding that the majority of the families appeared to be disheartened and frustrated but also hopeful they may receive the answers they are searching for.

FIRST DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF SERBIA IVICA DAČIĆ VISITS SRI LANKA: BOTH SIDES AGREE TO EXPLORE AVENUES TO ENHANCE TRADE AND BUSINESS TIES AS WELL AS PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE COOPERATION

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First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić concluded a two day official visit to Sri Lanka today.

During the visit, Minister Dačić had meetings with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

51st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors Asian Development Bank in Manila

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Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media addressing the Business Session during the 51st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the ADB in Manila on 05th May 2018.

REPORTS OF SRI LANKANS DETAINED IN MALAYSIA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been receiving media queries relating to news reports regarding the arrest and detention of Sri Lankans in Malaysia.

Inaugural Talks under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between Sri Lanka and Australia

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Inaugural talks under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between Sri Lanka and Australia were held on 19 April in Canberra at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

PARTICIPATING IN THE COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING IN LONDON, PRESIDENT SIRISENA HIGHLIGHTED SRI LANKA’S BLUE-GREEN GROWTH STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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President Maithripala Sirisena represented Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and participated in connected meetings and events in London from 16 to 21 April 2018. The formal Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting consists of the pre-meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the formal meeting of the Heads of Government and the Leaders Retreat. President Sirisena was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana.

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana attends the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD), 17 -18 April 2018

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, attended the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD), which commenced under the patronage of Federal Foreign Office and Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany on Tuesday 16 April 2018.

In recent years, the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue has become a leading international forum for high-level