Statement on the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17
It is with profound shock and deep sadness that Sri Lanka received the news of the crash of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17 in Eastern Ukraine, which resulted in the tragic loss of many innocent lives, including those of infants.
The Government together with the people of Sri Lanka convey heartfelt condolences and deepest...
Statement by Sri Lanka on the Situation in Gaza
The Government of Sri Lanka is deeply concerned at the recent escalating violence in Gaza, resulting in tragic loss of civilian lives and extensive damage to property. Cross border provocations on locations in parts of Israel also need to cease.
Sri Lanka calls upon the parties concerned to exercise utmost restraint in a bid to halt the violence...
Bilateral Foreign Office Consultations with Belarus concludes successfully in Colombo
The second round of Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between Sri Lanka and Belarus was held on the sidelines of the 1stsession of the Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation on 10th July 2014, at the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo.
The Foreign Office Consultations were co-chaired by Mrs. C. Wagiswara, Additional Secretary...
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris holds bilateral talks with Indian External Affairs Minister Shrimathi Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris, at his meeting with Shrimathi Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India, in New Delhi on Friday 11 July, recalled with pleasure her visit to Sri Lanka two years ago as Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha as the head of an All-Party delegation. He referred to Shrimathi Swaraj’s c...
All 41 Sri Lankan Fishermen Released in Andhra Pradesh
External Affairs Minister Professor G.L.Peiris, at his meeting with Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, in Hyderabad yesterday (10th July), expressed appreciation of the action taken on the previous day to release all 41 Sri Lankan fishermen held in Andhra, so that there are now no Sri Lankan fishermen at...
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