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Series of Events held in Toronto to mark Vesak

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Followers of Lord Buddha’s philosophy marked the birth, attainment of enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha, by organizing several events in the Greater Toronto Area, with the active participation of the Consul General of Sri Lanka in Toronto and staff.

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Statement by the Cabinet of Ministers against Violence and Hate Speech

The National Unity Government, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena reaffirm commitment, in accordance with the mandates received from the people at the Presidential elections in January and Parliamentary elections of August 2015, to ensure that our nation never again returns to a conflict-ridden past, and instead resolve to guide our nation towards reconciliation, sustainable peace, and economic progress. Communal, ethnic and religious hatred and violence, and impunity have no place in the society that we strive to build. 

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Government Approves Historic National Policy on Reconciliation and Coexistence

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 Government Approves Historic National Policy on Reconciliation and Coexistence

On 2nd May 2017, in a historic move, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of Sri Lanka approved Sri Lanka’s first National Reconciliation Policy.

The process for developing the National Reconciliation Policy was initiated in September 2015 by the Office for National Unity & Reconciliation (ONUR) chaired by Former President Her Excellency Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

After a one-year comprehensive consultation process with multiple stakeholders including Government officials, ministries, departments, members of provincial councils, civil society, academia, and experts and grass-roots activists, the National Reconciliation Policy was submitted by His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena in September 2016 to Cabinet of Ministers for discussion. In his accompanying note to the Cabinet, His Excellency stated that the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) had drafted the National Policy in a “manner that reflects that reconciliation is a whole-of-government effort and a multi-stakeholder endeavour.”

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Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s first visit to India

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Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake undertook an official visit to New Delhi India from 6th – 7th June 2017. During this visit he met the Indian Prime Minister Naredra Modi and the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. He also had separate meetings with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. 

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INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB)

INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB)

(Procurement of Goods)

SPECIAL TASK FORCE

(SRI LANKA POLICE)

MINISTRY OF LAW & ORDER AND SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT

The Chairman, Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee of the Ministry of Law & Order and Southern Development on behalf of the Secretary / Ministry of Law & Order and Southern Development, 14th Floor, Suhurupaya, Sri Subhuthipura Mawatha, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the following procurements for Special Task Force of Sri Lanka Police.

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Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake visits India

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Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake on his first visit overseas as Minister of Foreign Affairs, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held discussions with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday, 6 June 2017. He will have discussions today with Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and others before returning to Colombo tonight. 

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Address by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

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Address By His Excellency the Prime Minister

of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe

to the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for Sustainable Development

United Nations, New York - 5th June 2017 

Madame President - Mr. Secretary General

Allow me to express my appreciation to those who have been responsible for organizing this conference – notably Mr. Peter Thomson - President of the General Assembly, the Governments of Fiji and Sweden - co-hosts of the Conference, the Permanent Representatives of Portugal and Singapore - facilitators of preparatory meetings and to the Secretary General of the Conference.

Read more: Address by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

   

Reports on Flood Situation in Sri Lanka

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Lates Flood Situation Report in Sri Lanka on 02/06/2017

   

Bid Notice Advertisement, "Green Way Trail"

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) under the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development issued a Bid Notice  to identify able investors to setup "Green Way Trail"  a green amusement park in Diyatha Uyana area in Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.

Please view the attached brochures for further information.

Please click to view the  Documents in  English and  Tamil.

   

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