Question and Response in English. (Sinhala and Tamil Translations are also below) Question: Will Sri Lanka recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and shift its embassy there.  Response: Sri Lanka has always stood by the position that Jerusalem is a final-status issue that must be resolved through negotiations between the two parties on the […]

 Audio at SoundCloud  Video of Media Briefing Draft Transcript below Media Briefing: Thursday 5 November 2015 මිත්‍රවරුනි, ඔබ සැම දෙනා සාදරයෙන් පිළිගන්නවා. අද මෙම මාධ්‍ය හමුවට මෙම අමාත්‍යාංශයේ නැගෙනහිර ආසියා සහ පැසිෆික් අංශයේ නිලධාරීන් සහ බටහිර අංශයේ නිලධාරිනියක් සහභාගි වෙනවා.   පළමුවෙන්ම, නැගෙනහිර ආසියා සහ පැසිෆික් අංශයේ වැඩබලන අධ්‍යක්ෂ අමීර් අජ්වාඩ් මහතා, ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන […]

 Audio at SoundCloud   Videos of Media Briefing at Ministry YouTube site. (Seperate Videos below) Remarks to Media in SINHALA  Remarks to Media in ENGLISH  Question & Answer  [We apologize that the initial portion of the audio may be difficult to hear, due to some audio interference while the session was being recorded.]  Full Transcript below Remarks in […]

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Question and Response are in English. (Sinhala & Tamil Translations are also below) Question: Whether, on the basis of Lord Naseby’s Statement made on October 12th 2017, there is a likelihood of GoSL requesting UK and the UN Human Rights Council to review allegations regarding 40,000 civilians killed during the Vanni campaign Answer: As you would recall, […]

Media Advisory: All Media are hereby invited to a Media Reporting & Photo opportunity event, where Hon. Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs will assume duties at the Foreign Ministry on Friday, 18 August 2017 at 09:30am. Copy of Invitation Letter.  Media Reply forms: Word Doc  & PDF PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AND MEDIA REPORTING 09:30 am      Arrival of Foreign Minister         […]

Media Advisory INVITATION FOR MEDIA COVERAGE: All media are hereby invited to a “Media Reporting & Photo Opportunity” event, where Hon. Ravi Karunanayake Minister of Foreign Affairs will receive Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 at 1820hrs. Letter of Invitation. Photo Opportunity v  1820hrs  :         Arrival at the […]

Media Advisory INVITATION FOR MEDIA COVERAGE: All media are hereby invited to a “Media Reporting & Photo Opportunity” event, where Hon. Ravi Karunanayake Minister of Foreign Affairs will receive Hon. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 at 1350hrs. Invitation Letter.  Photo Opportunity v1350hrs:          Arrival […]

 Audio of Press Briefing at Ministry Sound Cloud site – Approx. 1.06 hours. Ministry Sound Cloud site at: https://soundcloud.com/spokespersonmfasrilanka  Video of Press Briefing Press Briefing by Spokesperson: Wednesday 10 June 2015

Media Advisory Hon. Mangala Samaraweera Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be holding a Press Conference on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 4.30pm at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic Building, Fort, Colombo 1. All Media are invited to attend. Copy of Invitation Letter (PDF).  Media are kindly requested to arrive by 3.45 pm on 28th March 2017. It would be appreciated to […]