Upon the signing of the Agreement by H.E. Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and H.E. Mrs. Loreen Ruth Bannis-Roberts, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Dominica to the United Nations on 17 April 2018 in New York, the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of […]

President Maithripala Sirisena will join the Heads of Government of the 53-member Commonwealth at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that is to convene in London from 16-20 April 2018. The President will be joined by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana. The Commonwealth is a diverse community of nations that work together […]

The Third Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Vietnam Political Consultations was held on 11 April 2018 in Colombo at senior official level. The Sri Lanka delegation was led by Mr. Sumith Nakandala, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Vietnam delegation was headed by Mr. Dang Dinh Quy, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of […]

  With Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in her office at Parliament House State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake met Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on 26 March during a visit to Australia on the invitation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The two Ministers discussed bilateral issues ranging from the strong […]

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic Peter Kažimir arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on a two day visit that will conclude on 29 March 2018. This is the first high level visit to Sri Lanka by a Slovak senior government official.

President Maithripala Sirisena concluded a three-day official visit to Pakistan from 22-24 March 2018, where he graced the 78th Pakistan Day Celebrations, as the Chief Foreign Guest, at the invitation of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. 

The Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs, has introduced a new system through which relatives of Sri Lankans deceased abroad are allowed to  submit identity documents, affidavits, and other documentation relating to the repatriation of human remains or conduct of last rites, through Divisional Secretariats […]

                                               Statement by Hon. Tilak Marapana, PC., MP Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka     Agenda item 2 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 21 March 2018 Mr. President, […]

At the invitation of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a three day official visit to Pakistan from 22 to 24 March 2018, to attend the National Day of Pakistan. President Sirisena will hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart President Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and following talks, will […]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Ravinatha Aryasinha Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva   37th Session of the Human Rights Council Item 6: Adoption of the UPR Report Third Cycle of Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review Geneva, 19 March 2018  Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,   I am honoured to be here today, […]