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President Maithripala Sirisena concludes Visit to Pakistan


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.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduces new system to submit documentation relating to Sri Lankans deceased abroad, through Divisional Secretariats

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 islandwide.


President Maithripala Sirisena to visit Pakistan from 22-24 March 2018

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.


Statement by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 21 March 2018



Statement in Sinhala (PDF)

Statement in Tamil (PDF)


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,

Madam Deputy High Commissioner,

Distinguished Delegates,

It is an honour for me to be here today at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council representing the Government of Sri Lanka.

I am joined today by my Cabinet colleagues, the Minister of Special Assignments, Hon. (Dr) Sarath Amunugama, and the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Hon. Faiszer Musthapha. My colleagues and I represent the two main political parties that form the coalition government. We are here before this Council together in unison, to speak with one voice, demonstrating the Government’s firm commitment to the advancement of reconciliation, the rule of law, good governance, human rights, justice, equality, and dignity for all our citizens, based on the 100 Day Programme on which President Maithripala Sirisena was elected in January 2015.


Press interview by the Chairman of the Office of Missing Persons (OMP)

Press interview titled "OMP  is for reconciliation,   not  to  satisfy  anyone  else", given by Mr.  Saliya  Pieris  P.C., Chairman  of the  Office of Missing  Persons  (OMP),   which  was published  in the Daily Mirror  of 20 March  2018.

Please click  here for the Press interview .....


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