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Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduces new system to submit documentation relating to Sri Lankans deceased abroad, through Divisional Secretariats

The Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs, has  introduced a new system through which relatives of Sri Lankans deceased abroad are allowed to  submit identity documents, affidavits, and other documentation relating to the repatriation of human remains or conduct of last rites, through Divisional Secretariats islandwide.

Read more: Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduces new system to submit documentation relating to Sri Lankans deceased abroad, through Divisional Secretariats

 

President Maithripala Sirisena to visit Pakistan from 22-24 March 2018

At the invitation of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a three day official visit to Pakistan from 22 to 24 March 2018, to attend the National Day of Pakistan.

Read more: President Maithripala Sirisena to visit Pakistan from 22-24 March 2018

 

Press interview by the Chairman of the Office of Missing Persons (OMP)

Press interview titled "OMP  is for reconciliation,   not  to  satisfy  anyone  else", given by Mr.  Saliya  Pieris  P.C., Chairman  of the  Office of Missing  Persons  (OMP),   which  was published  in the Daily Mirror  of 20 March  2018.

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Statement by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 21 March 2018

 

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Statement in Sinhala (PDF)

Statement in Tamil (PDF)

 

Statement by

Hon. Tilak Marapana, PC., MP

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka

 

 

Agenda item 2

37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, 21 March 2018

 

Mr. President,

Madam Deputy High Commissioner,

Distinguished Delegates,

It is an honour for me to be here today at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council representing the Government of Sri Lanka.

I am joined today by my Cabinet colleagues, the Minister of Special Assignments, Hon. (Dr) Sarath Amunugama, and the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Hon. Faiszer Musthapha. My colleagues and I represent the two main political parties that form the coalition government. We are here before this Council together in unison, to speak with one voice, demonstrating the Government’s firm commitment to the advancement of reconciliation, the rule of law, good governance, human rights, justice, equality, and dignity for all our citizens, based on the 100 Day Programme on which President Maithripala Sirisena was elected in January 2015.

Read more: Statement by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 21 March 2018

 

President Maithripala Sirisena to visit Pakistan from 22-24 March 2018

At the invitation of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a three day official visit to Pakistan from 22 to 24 March 2018, to attend the National Day of Pakistan.

Read more: President Maithripala Sirisena to visit Pakistan from 22-24 March 2018

 

PM Holds Discussion at Temple Trees on Kandy Violence

A preliminary discussion was convened by the Prime Minister to focus on the legal measures taken against the offenders of the Kandy riots. The discussion was held yesterday at Temple Trees with the participation of ministers, high ranking officials and representatives of the Muslim community. They discussed the prevention of communal riots in the future as well.

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President requested all leaders to love the motherland

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President Maithripala Sirisena says some are working according to their personal agendas to gain political power and they are not interested in strengthening the peace and reconciliation or in solving the issues of the country.

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Media Release by SLTPB: Update on Current Situation in Sri Lanka

Please find attached hereto a press release issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau with regard to the current situation in Sri Lanka with the Kandy District having returned to normalcy.

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Minister Bandara tells UN - “Women co-architects of Sri Lanka’s post-independence welfare state”

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Mrs. Chandrani Bandara, Minister for Women and Child Affairs, this week said that in Sri Lanka, women were the co architects of Sri Lanka’s post-independence welfare state, which ensured free education and health care for all its citizens.

Read more: Minister Bandara tells UN - “Women co-architects of Sri Lanka’s post-independence welfare state”

   

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