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Leaders of Sri Lanka and India pledges to strengthen relations based on mutual trust and respect

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Colombo today on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena, held discussions with the President at the President’s House in Colombo.

State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake assumes duties

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The newly appointed State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake assumed duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today, 29 May 2019.

 

 

 

Foreign Minister Marapana on official visit to Washington D.C.

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The Minister expressed Sri Lanka’s appreciation for U.S. support in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21, and the continuing support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism. On behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, he expressed condolences on the death of five U.S. citizens among whom was an official of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Speech of H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held on 15 May 2019 in Bejing, China

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I extend my respectful thanks to President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Government and the people for providing this opportunity to us to join this important dialogue of Asian civilizations.

ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Terrorist Attacks on Churches and Other Civilian Establishments Across Sri Lanka

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ASEAN strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on churches and other civilian establishments across Sri Lanka on 21st April 2019, which resulted in the loss of hundreds of innocent civilian lives and wounded numerous others. ASEAN extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families of the victims, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

Update on Foreign National Casualties at Explosions in Sri Lanka – 26 April 2019

As at Friday, 26 April 2019 1800 hours, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed remained at 40. The fatalities were: one (01) from Bangladesh, two (02) from China, eleven (11) from India, three (03) from Denmark, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from the Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Saudi Arabia, two (02) from Spain, one (01) from Switzerland, two (02) from Turkey, six (06) from the UK, one (01) from USA, two (02) holding US and UK nationalities, one (01) holding Swiss and Dutch nationalities, one (01) holding Dutch and Sri Lankan nationalities, and two (02) holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities.

Update on Foreign National Casualties at Explosions in Sri Lanka – 25 April 2019

As at Thursday, 25 April 2019 1800 hours, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 40. The fatalities were: one (01) from Bangladesh, two (02) from China, eleven (11) from India, three (03) from Denmark, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from the Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Saudi Arabia, two (02) from Spain, one (01) from Switzerland, two (02) from Turkey, six (06) from the UK, one (01) from USA, two (02) holding US and UK nationalities, one (01) holding Swiss and Dutch nationalities, one (01) holding Dutch and Sri Lankan nationalities, and two (02) holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities.

Bulletin: On the Bombing in Sri Lanka

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21 April 2019 – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) extends its condolences to the families of the fatalities from the multiple bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka today.

Ambassador to Bangladesh Vicente Vivencio C. Bandillo said that the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka contacted Philippine Honorary Consul to Colombo Hugh Sriyal Dissanayake, who informed them that they are in touch with the Filipino community in the area. The community leaders reported that so far, there has been no report of any Filipino hurt in the explosions.

Update on Foreign National Casualties at Explosions in Sri Lanka – 24 April 2019

 

As at Wednesday, 24 April 2019 1900 hours, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 36. The fatalities were: one (01) from Bangladesh, two (02) from China, eleven (11) from India, three (03) from Denmark, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from the Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Saudi Arabia, one (01) from Spain, two (02) from Turkey, six (06) from the UK, one (01) from USA, two (02) holding US and UK nationalities, and two (02) holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities.

Update on Foreign National Casualties at Explosions in Sri Lanka 23 April 2019

As at Tuesday, 23rd  April 2019 4.00 pm, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 34. The fatalities are: one (01) from Bangladesh, two (02) from China, ten (10) from India, three (03) from Denmark, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from the Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Saudi Arabia, one (01) from Spain, two (02) from Turkey, six (06) from the UK, two (02) holding US and UK nationalities, and two (02) holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities.