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Sri Lanka and Australia successfully conclude Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks

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The Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks between the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade concluded in Canberra on 16th November 2017.

Read more: Sri Lanka and Australia successfully conclude Second Round of Senior Officials’ Talks

 

Sri Lanka's Response published in the Toronto Star

Your letters: Sri Lanka has a long, proud history of peacekeeping with the UN- 

Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 

Sri Lanka’s military aren’t ready to be peacekeepers, Opinion, Nov. 3 

Unfortunately, this column by Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree does not portray the factual position regarding Sri Lanka’s contribution to UN peacekeeping missions, or the progressive developments in the country under the National Unity government. 

Sri Lanka values its membership in the UN, which spans more than 60 years, and is committed to contributing positively to its work. Sri Lanka’s contribution to the work of the UN, for long years, is well acknowledged. 

Source: The Star.com (Toronto Star) - Read the full response......

 

Sri Lanka to be reviewed at the 28th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group on 15 November 2017

Sri Lanka's Report under the Universal Periodic Review comes up for consideration by the OHCHR Working Group on UPR on Wednesday 15 November 2017, in Geneva. 

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in 2006, as a process through which the human rights record of every UN Member State is peer-reviewed. 

Read more: Sri Lanka to be reviewed at the 28th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group on 15 November 2017

 

Ceylon Tea Promotion at Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario

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Ceylon Tea was promoted at a “Tea Festival” organized by the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington, Ontario, in partnership with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto and the Tea Association of Canada, held on 4th - 5th November 2017 at the Royal Botanical Garden in Burlington. 

Read more: Ceylon Tea Promotion at Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario

 

Joint Statement on the Sri Lanka- United States Partnership Dialogue

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 Joint Statement

from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and the U.S. Department of State

on the Sri Lanka-United States Partnership Dialogue

November 6, 2017

Sharing a commitment to democracy, rule of law, and the prosperity and well-being of our peoples, Sri Lanka and the United States convened the second Partnership Dialogue on November 6, 2017, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  The meeting was led by Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam and U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon.  The Partnership Dialogue demonstrates the consolidation of cooperation between the United States and Sri Lanka, and serves to further strengthen and enhance bilateral relations in the widest sense, through regular and structured engagement.

Read more: Joint Statement on the Sri Lanka- United States Partnership Dialogue

 

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana meets Vice Premier of China

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Hon. Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is on an official visit to China to attend the celebrations of the 60thAnniversary of diplomatic relations and the 65th Anniversary of economic relations between Sri Lanka and China, met with Chinese Vice Premier H.E. Wang Yan on 1st November 2017 in Beijing.

Read more: Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana meets Vice Premier of China

   

Marshall Legacy Institute honours Sri Lanka Army Mine Detection Dog Team for the Second Consecutive Year

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A Mine Detection Dog (MDD) Team from the Sri Lanka Army was honoured by the U.S.-based Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) at its 20th Anniversary Clearing the Path Gala in Washington D.C on October 24. This is the second consecutive year the honour has been bestowed on a Sri Lankan mine detection dog team. 

Read more: Marshall Legacy Institute honours Sri Lanka Army Mine Detection Dog Team for the Second Consecutive Year

   

Foreign Minister Marapana attends IORA Council of Ministers’ Meeting in Durban, South Africa

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana attended the Seventeenth Council of Ministers’ Meeting (COM) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Durban, South Africa, on 18 October 2017. 

Read more: Foreign Minister Marapana attends IORA Council of Ministers’ Meeting in Durban, South Africa

   

Consular Division wins Two Awards at the 19th National Best Quality ICT Awards

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The Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was awarded the Public Sector Most Outstanding ICT Achievement Award and the Gold Award in the Government and Public Sector Category at the 19th National Best Quality ICT Awards held at the Hotel Taj Samudra on 06th October 2017.

Read more: Consular Division wins Two Awards at the 19th National Best Quality ICT Awards

   

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