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Consulate General of Sri Lanka, Toronto

Launch of Trilingual interface for Foreign Ministry website

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The new interface of the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that was launched last month, at http://www.mfa.gov.lk is now Trilingual, and available in Sinhala and Tamil languages, in addition to English.

The language of the interface may be selected on the top right corner of the website. Quick links are as follows:-

English site:                 http://www.mfa.gov.lk/

Sinhala Site:                http://www.mfa.gov.lk/sin/

Tamil site:                    http://www.mfa.gov.lk/tam/

  

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Colombo

28 May 2018

 

 

 

Appeal for relief assistance for victims of floods in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka has informed that heavy pre-monsoon rains in  Sri Lanka have caused the deaths of at least sixteen people and more than 130,000 people have been affected in 20 District as of 25th May 2018. Four districts are on "red alert" for possible landslides.

Sri Lankan expatriates and well-wishers, who wish to contribute towards the flood relief work conducted by the National Disaster Relief Service Center, are kindly requested to send financial contributions as advised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka, directly to:

Disaster Relief Account No: 7040171

Bank of Ceylon, Torrington Square

Ministry of Disaster Management


Consulate General, Toronto

Sri Lanka High Commission, Ottawa                         

 

 

Sri Lanka showcases its Fight Against Corruption at UN High Level Debate

 

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Sri Lanka participated prominently in the High Level debate of the United Nations General Assembly to mark the 15th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The event was held on 23 May 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and was well attended by ministers and other high officials of anti- corruption entities of member states. The Convention was adopted by the  UN General Assembly on 31 October 2003, and entered into force upon ratification bythirty States on 14 December 2005. Today, a vast majority of United Nations Member States are parties (184 countries) to the Convention. Sri Lanka was one of the first countries to become a party to the Convention in March 2004.

   

Visit of State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake to Jordan, 9-11 May 2018

 

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State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake paid an official visit to Jordan from 9 to 11 May 2018.  During the visit State Minister Senanayake met with officials of Amman Chamber of Commerce and held discussions on bilateral trade issues. He encouraged the Jordanian authorities to explore the possibility of making value added tea catering to various localized palates using bulk tea imports from Sri Lanka. Currently, tea imported from Sri Lanka to Jordan is re-exported to neighboring Syria, Iraq and Palestine. Further, the Amman Chamber of Commerce officials agreed to take up the issue of restrictions placed on fruit imports from Sri Lanka with the Jordan Ministry of Agriculture. The Amman Chamber of Commerce also agreed to send a delegation comprising high-level business leaders to the Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2018 scheduled to be held from 19th to 21st June 2018 in Colombo.

 

President Maithripala Sirisena’s State Visit to Iran

 

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On an invitation extended by President Hassan Rouhani, President Sirisena undertook a two-day State visit to Iran on 12 and 13 May 2018 that included official bilateral discussions between the delegations led by the two Presidents at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, and a meeting with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

   

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