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Remarks to Media by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera following discussions with US Asst. Secretaries of State: 12 July 2016

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Remarks to Media by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

following discussions with US Asst. Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal & US Asst. Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour

Tom Malinowski

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo. 12 July 2016

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, 

It is a pleasure to welcome Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Tom Malinowski to Sri Lanka and to this Ministry, once again. 

I am sure that by now, both Nisha and Tom are quite familiar to all of you. 

Read more: Remarks to Media by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera following discussions with US Asst. Secretaries of State: 12 July 2016

 

Statement to Media by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs following bilateral talks with H.E. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of China on 8th July 2016 in Colombo

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

It has been an honour and a great privilege to welcome to Sri Lanka the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Wang Yi. The visit is significant as it is the first high level visit and the first visit by a Foreign Minister of China, following the formation of the National Unity Government in Sri Lanka.

Read more: Statement to Media by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs following bilateral talks with H.E. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of China on 8th July 2016 in Colombo

 

Speech by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, MP at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) Oslo, 21 June 2016

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ADVANCING RECONCILIATION DIPLOMACY

Speech by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, MP

at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI)

Oslo, 21 June 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, in fact all of you are aware, that on the 08th of January last year in a historic election, in fact what the world calls the rainbow election of 2015, the people of Sri Lanka voted for change, and for democracy, reconciliation and development, the three pillars on which the Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe are taking the country forward today. In fact on that day, the people of Sri Lanka chose free and fair elections, good governance and the rule of law over authoritarianism and impunity; they chose stability, reconciliation and peace over the politics of fear and hate which had prevailed for many, many years previously.  And they eschewed isolationist crony capitalism for openness to the world and a competitive, transparent rules-based economy.

Read more: Speech by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, MP at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI) Oslo, 21 June 2016

 

Harim Peiris appointed as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera, upon the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers, has appointed Harim Peiris, as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, with immediate effect. 

Read more: Harim Peiris appointed as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

FLOOD RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO SRI LANKA

Click here:  Letter in PDF.... format

Dear Sir,

This is to inform that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo has informed this High Commission that a comprehensive programme of action has been put into place to provide urgent relief assistance to those affected by the floods in Sri Lanka. The High Commission has been authorised to accept donations in cash for this purpose since it will help to purchase most of the urgent relief items locally in Sri Lanka and rush such items immediately to the affected areas.

Sri Lankan expatriates wishing to make donations are kindly requested to deposit them in the official bank account of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, of which details are as follows:

Name of the Account : High Commission of Sri Lanka

Account No                : 00006 – 77-02914

Name of the Bank     : CIBC

Bank Branch              : Sparks Street, Ottawa

Donors are requested to state the following message in their respect of their bank transfers: “Donations for Flood Relief in Sri Lanka”.

They are also requested to without fail fax or email a copy of the Bank Deposit Receipt to the following Fax/email address of the Sri Lanka High Commission along with their names, addresses and contact numbers.

Fax: (613) 238-8448

E-Mail:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The High Commission would on confirmation of the donations, issue every single donor an official  Government of Sri Lanka receipt in respect of such donation. This will be sent by post.

Further, inquiries if any could be had by contacting the undermentioned officer of the Sri Lanka High Commission.

 

Mr. A.D.L.G. Kalansuriya, Minister, Sri Lanka High Commission

Email :   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Gen. Telephone Nos:  613 233 8449 

613 233 1550 –(Direct Line)

613 233 5700 – (P.A. to the High Commissioner)

Thank you,

High Commissioner for Sri Lanka

 

Ministers brief Diplomatic Community on Flood Situation

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, together with the Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and the Minister of Health & Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne briefed the Heads of Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations based in Colombo, on the flood and landslide situation in the country, yesterday Thursday 19 May 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Read more: Ministers brief Diplomatic Community on Flood Situation

   

FLOOD RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO SRI LANKA

Please click here : Letter in PDF. format

Dear Sirs,

This is to inform that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo has informed this Consulate General that a comprehensive programme of action has been put into place to provide urgent relief assistance to those affected by the heavy rain and floods in Sri Lanka.  The Consulate General  has been authorized to accept donations in cash for this purpose since it will help to purchase most of the urgent relief items locally in Sri Lanka and rush such items immediately to the affected areas. 

Sri Lankan expatriates wishing to make donations are kindly requested to deposit them in the official bank account of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto, of which details are as follows : 

Name of the Account              :           Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto

Account No.                             :           00112-010-23-09610

Name of the Bank                   :           CIBC

Bank Branch                           :           St. Claire, Toronto

Donors are requested to state the following message in their respect of their bank transfers: “Donations for Flood Relief in Sri Lanka”.

Read more: FLOOD RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO SRI LANKA

   

Website: "Adopt a Village Market"

In an effort to make it easier for the overseas Sri Lankan communities to fund micro-projects in rural communities in Sri Lanka, the Policy Development Office (PDO) of the Prime Minister’s Office is hosting a website to provide information on village-markets in need of essential infrastructure. This website can be accessed via http://villagefair.pmoffice.gov.lk and provides a mechanism to link those who want to help develop Sri Lanka directly with village markets in need of essential infrastructure, especially in rural communities around the island.

Currently, information on the village-fairs of ten Districts is available on the website. The needs of individual village-markets are listed. Village-markets that receive funds are obligated to follow up on the progress of each micro-project. Photographs of the completed micro-project will be uploaded to the website to maximize transparency.

Please find below detailed information on this initiative in Sinhala, Tamil and English.

For feedback, questions and/or additional information, prospective donors may contact the PDO at the following:

Website: http://villagefair.pmoffice.gov.lk

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/weeklyvillagefair

Feedback/contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Information in Sinhala

Information in Tamil

Information in English

   

Media Release issued by the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms

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සංහිඳියා යාන්ත්රණ නිර්මාණ කීරීම උදෙසා ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සම්භවයක් ඇති කැනේඩියානු පුරවැසියන් ඇතුළු සදහා උනන්දුවක් දක්වන සියලු පාර්ශවයන්ගෙන් අදහස් විමසීමට සංහිඳියා යාන්ත්‍රණ සම්බන්ධීකරණ කාර්යාලය මගින් සිංහල, දෙමළ, ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂා වලින් නිකුත් කර ඇති මාධ්ය නිවේදනය පහතින් දැක්වේ.

www.scrm.gov.lk - මෙම වෙබ් අඩවියට පිවිසීම මගින් ඔබගේ අදහස් සිංහල, දෙමළ, ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂා වලින් ඉදිරිපත් කීරිමට අවස්ථාව සලසා දී ඇත. (මාධ්ය නිවේදනය)

நல்லிணக்க பொறிமுறைகளை வடிவமைப்பது குறித்து கருத்து தெரிவிக்க விரும்பும், இலங்கை வம்சாவளி கனேடியர்கள் அடங்கலாக, அனைவரையும் கேட்டுக்கொள்ளும், நல்லிணக்க பொறிமுறைகளுக்கான ஆலோசனைச் செயலணியினால் வெளியிடப்பட்ட  ஊடக அறிக்கை கீழே தரப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இது சம்பந்தமான யோசனைகள் சிங்களம், தமிழ் அல்லது ஆங்கில  மொழிகளில் www.scrm.gov.lk என்ற இணையத்தளம் ஊடாக வரவேற்கப்படுகின்றன.(பத்திரிகை அறிக்கை)

The following is a Press Release in Sinhala, Tamil and English issued by the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms seeking the views of interested parties including Canadians of Sri Lankan origin, on the design of the Reconciliation Mechanism.

Such submissions are welcome to be made in Sinhala, Tamil or English at www.scrm.gov.lk.(Media Statement)

   

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