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Sri Lanka at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council convenes thrice every year in regular sessions – i.e. in February-March, June, and in September. The current 37th Session of the Council convened on 26 February 2018 and will conclude on 23 March[1].

Read more: Sri Lanka at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

 

Restriction to access Social Media removed on the instructions of President

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka to remove the temporary restriction to access the social media site Facebook with immediate effect.

Read more: Restriction to access Social Media removed on the instructions of President

 

Emergency lifted

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The state of emergency declared on March 06, 2018 according to the instructions given by President Maithripala Sirisena has been lifted. President Sirisena after returning to the country following a successful state visit to Japan signed the Gazette notification to lift the state of emergency with immediate effect from midnight yesterday.

Read more: Emergency lifted

 

Press Statement from the Office on Missing Persons

Media Release of 12 March 2018, issued by the Office of Missing  Persons (OMP),  with statement  of its Chairman  and Commissioners setting out their aims and what they seek to achieve pursuant to the objectives of the OMP.

Text is in English, Sinhala & Tamil (PDF).

 

Developments in Sri Lanka Consequent to the recent Unrest in the Country

We trust the attachment demonstrates the commitment of the Government to deal with the issue by restoring normalcy, while addressing in a comprehensive manner matters that would require follow-up, including those relating to the payment of compensation, non-occurrence etc. 

12th March 2018

 

President Maithripala Sirisena to visit Japan and India

At the invitation of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a State visit to Japan from 12 to 17 March 2018.

President Sirisena is scheduled to have an Imperial Audience with His Majesty, Emperor Akihito on 13 March, and on 14 March, he will meet Prime Minister Abe for summit talks. Following talks, the Japanese Premier will host the Sri Lankan President to a State dinner. The two leaders will discuss matters of mutual interest to deepen cooperation between Sri Lanka and Japan.

Read more: President Maithripala Sirisena to visit Japan and India

   

Special Announcement by President Maithripala Sirisena on March 06th, 2018

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Special Announcement by President Maithripala Sirisena on March 06th, 2018

(At President’s Office)

I decided the make this special address today, as a tense situation has occurred during the last few days owing to several very unfortunate incidents in several parts of the country, causing disharmony and tensions among ethnic groups.

From the past, our country has experienced internal as well as external struggles. However, ours is a country where Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher and all other communities have lived with peace, unity and harmony together. If we look at the decade of 1940, we know how we Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim people worked together like brethren to free our country from the grip of colonial masters. It was unfortunate that peace and unity among ethnic groups deteriorated, leaving the country in a situation of protracted war that brought about many a crisis.

Read more: Special Announcement by President Maithripala Sirisena on March 06th, 2018

   

Special Envoy of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention HRH Prince Mired Al-Hussein to visit Sri Lanka

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At the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Special Envoy of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention, Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan will undertake an official visit from 5 – 7 March 2018. 

Read more: Special Envoy of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention HRH Prince Mired Al-Hussein to visit Sri Lanka

   

Strengthening Bilateral Relations between Canada and Sri Lanka

Canadian Assistant Deputy Minister for Asia Pacific Donald Bobiash meets Foreign Minister and Foreign Secretary 

Assistant Deputy Minister for Asia Pacific of Global Affairs Canada, Donald Bobiash, met Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana and Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam on 26 February 2018. Discussions included exploring possibilities for improving trade, promoting Canada as a destination for Sri Lankan students, advancing reconciliation in Sri Lanka, and setting up a mechanism for structured regular engagement between Canada and Sri Lanka. 

Read more: Strengthening Bilateral Relations between Canada and Sri Lanka

   

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