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Foreign Minister Samaraweera assumes duties

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera assumed duties at the Foreign Ministry today. This is his third stint at the Foreign Ministry, having been Foreign Minister for the first time between November 2005 and January 2007, and for the second time between January 2015 and August 2015.

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Consular Services

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Please note that the Postal Charges for all Consular activities will be amended with effect from 01.07.2015 and the new Postal Charges will be CA$16.00

Therefore, the Consulate General of Sri Lanka will collect CA$ 16.00 as Postal Charges or a Prepaid envelop should be submitted to the Mission if you require the Consulate General to return your documents by post.


 

President Maithripala Sirisena Undertakes Successful State Visit to the People’s Republic of China

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H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka paid a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China from 25 to 27 March 2015 on the invitation of H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China.  During the visit, President Sirisena also met with H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier, and H.E. Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China.  This was President Sirisena’s first visit to China as President undertaken within three months of his election.

Read more: President Maithripala Sirisena Undertakes Successful State Visit to the People’s Republic of China

 

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concludes two day visit to India

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who was in New Delhi for a two day official visit on the invitation of the Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj concluded his visit successfully today. This is the first foreign visit undertaken by Minister Samaraweera after assumption of office on 12th January, and reflects the priority attached by Sri Lanka towards enhanced relations with India. 

Read more: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concludes two day visit to India

 

Foreign Minister Samaraweera calls on Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi

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Hon. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India welcomes Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka on 19th January 2015 at the Official residence of the Prime Minister in New Delhi.

Read more: Foreign Minister Samaraweera calls on Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi

 

Mrs Chitranganee Wagiswara appointed as the new Foreign Secretary

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Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the President Maithripala  Sirisena. She received her letter of appointment from President Sirisena today (19th January 2015) at the Presidential Secretariat. Thereafter, Mrs Wagiswara assumed duties at the Ministry Office at a simple ceremony.

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Foreign Minister Samaraweera meets Indian counterpart.

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Hon. Sushma Swaraj  Minister of External Affairs of India, warmly welcomes Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka on 18th January 2015 at Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi.

Read more: Foreign Minister Samaraweera meets Indian counterpart.

   

Pope Francis calls on President

His Holiness Pope Francis called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this evening, where bilateral discussions were held between them with the sharing of good wishes. 

Later, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe joined the discussion with Pope Francis and President Sirisena.

After this discussion, His Holiness and the President came to the hall which had a gathering of special invitees for the occasion, where the exchange of gifts between the Pope and the President took place.

Read more: Pope Francis calls on President

   

President Maithripala Sirisena pledges -A crusade for socio-economic and political transformation

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday announced that he will crusade for an economic, social and political transformation in the country as pledged in his election manifesto.

The President while stressing that he does not have any intention to contest for the second term of office, added that he is committed to build a society where freedom, democracy, people’s sovereignty and law and order reign.

Read more: President Maithripala Sirisena pledges -A crusade for socio-economic and political transformation

   

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