State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake meets with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belgium Pieter De Crem State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake undertook an official visit to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union from 13th to 18th December 2017. He started the visit by attending the plenary sessions of the European Parliament in […]

Minister's Statements | Fri, 1 Jun 2018

The Consular Affairs Division wins e-Swabhimani Award

  Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Sumith Dassanayake met with Dr. (Ms.) Yumiko Yokozeki, Director of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for Africa at the UNESCO office in Addis Ababa on 09 April 2018. The discussion centered on enhancing cultural and tourism cooperation […]

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 […]

  The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on 16 April 2018 at the Mission premises. The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp by Permanent Representatives, diplomats and distinguished guests present at the event, followed by a short […]

Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney celebrated Sinhala and Tamil New Year on 15 April 2018 at the city’s Royal Botanical Gardens with the participation of a section of Sri Lankan university students in Australia including those who are under Australian Award scholarship programme. Sri Lankan flag was flown in the historic Royal Botanical […]

Sinhala and Hindu New Year was celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on 15 April 2018 with the participation of over 400 Sri Lankans, Chinese nationals and other foreign well-wishers.  The new year celebrations were jointly organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing and the China-Sri Lanka Youth Forum. The […]

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez presented Credentials today, (12th April) to Mr. Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, accrediting him as the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva. Welcoming the new Permanent Representative, Director General Mr. Møller apprised him of the diverse areas in which his Office […]

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 […]