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Remarks to the Media by Foreign Minister following talks with US Permanent Representative to the UN

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Remarks to Media by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs

following talks with H.E. Ambassador Samantha Powers,

Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 21st November 2015

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

It has been an honour and a privilege today to welcome Ambassador Samantha Power to this historic Republic building.

Read more: Remarks to the Media by Foreign Minister following talks with US Permanent Representative to the UN

 

Annual Review of Proscribed Entities Under UN Regulation No. 1 of 2012

The Government of Sri Lanka proscribed 16 organisations and 424 individuals under Gazette Extraordinary No. 1854/41 on 21 March 2014 using powers under the United Nations Act No. 45 of 1968. The proscription was announced eight days before Western and Southern Provincial Council elections, which were held on 29 March 2014.

The initial proscription process was conducted in haste and was not subject to a rigorous process of assessment and verification. Many of the listed organisations had never condoned violence or terrorism. Some of the proscribed individuals were even dead at the time of proscription - including one individual who died 8 years prior to the proscription.

Read more: Annual Review of Proscribed Entities Under UN Regulation No. 1 of 2012

 

Galle Dialogue 2015

The statement made by the Hon. Prime Minister at the inauguration of the Galle Dialogue 2015 on Monday 23 November 2015.

Click here for full statement…..

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please note that the Visa Fees & Consular Charges will be amended with effect from 01.10.2015 and the new Charges are given below;

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Remarks by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Diplomatic Corps based in Colombo, 28 August 2015

Your Excellencies,

It is my pleasure, this evening, to welcome all of you today to the Republic building, having been sworn in early this week as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. At the moment Sri Lanka has the dubious honour of having the smallest Cabinet in the world, having had the largest in the world last year.  At the moment we have a Cabinet of five, but the Government will be in place by Wednesday.

Read more: Remarks by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Diplomatic Corps based in Colombo, 28 August 2015

 

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.

Read more: Foreign Minister Samaraweera assumes duties

   

Consular Services

Notice:-

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

   

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