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A Record 683 Acres of Land Released to Jaffna People

In line with the government’s policy of releasing civilians’ land, hitherto used by Jaffna Security Forces, the Sri Lanka Army without compromising national security interests released a record 683 acres of land in Thelippalei Divisional Secretariat area to 964 legal owners during a ceremony, held this morning (13) in the same location, Thelippalei under the auspices of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake and the District Secretary for Jaffna, Mr Nagalingam Vedanayaham.

Read more: A Record 683 Acres of Land Released to Jaffna People

 

“බුද්ධරශ්මි” (Buddha Rashmi) National Vesak Festival 2018

The Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival coordinated by Gangaramaya Temple, and the Prime Minister’s office is organizing for the 12th consecutive year will be held from April 29th, 30th & May 01st, 02nd 2018 at the Hunupitiya, Gangaramaya Temple and the Temple Trees premises. The event will reflect the teachings of Lord Buddha and traditional Buddhist culture

Read more: “බුද්ධරශ්මි” (Buddha Rashmi) National Vesak Festival 2018

 

President Maithripala Sirisena to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the United Kingdom from 16-20 April 2018

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.

Read more: President Maithripala Sirisena to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the United Kingdom from 16-20 April 2018

 

State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake visits Australia

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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 people to people links and growing economic relations, to cooperation in countering transnational crimes. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop conveyed Australia’s appreciation to Sri Lanka for its cooperation in combatting people smuggling. State Minister Senanayake thanked the Foreign Minister for Australia’s long-term development assistance to Sri Lanka and support to eradicate dengue, which was announced during Minister Bishop’s visit to Sri Lanka in July 2017. The two Ministers also discussed political and maritime issues of relevance in the region that are of mutual concern, and the keen interest shown by Australian companies to invest in Sri Lanka in mining and energy sectors. Given Australia’s interest in Sri Lanka’s reconciliation and reconstruction the State Minister briefed on recent developments and thanked Australia for the pragmatic approach taken on these issues.

Read more: State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake visits Australia

 

Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker concludes a successful visit to Oman

 A multi-party Parliamentary delegation led by Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka undertook an official visit to the Sultanate of Oman from 11th to 16th March 2018 on the invitation extended by His Excellency Dr. Yahiya Bin Mahfood Al-Manthri, Chairman of the State Council of Oman (Upper House of Parliament of Oman). The visit was a significant milestone in Sri Lanka-Oman bilateral relations as it was the highest level political visit to the Sultanate from Sri Lanka after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1981.

Read more: Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker concludes a successful visit to Oman

 

President Maithripala Sirisena concludes Visit to Pakistan

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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.

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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.

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

   

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.

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

   

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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