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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

   

Visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

At the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Mr. Pablo de Greiff is currently on an official country visit to the country from 10 – 23 October 2017. 

Read more: Visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

   

Visiting UK Minister for Asia and Pacific reaffirmed support for Sri Lanka’s development and reconciliation programmes

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The Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Asia and Pacific of the United Kingdom, Hon. Mark Field, on his first official visit to Sri Lanka since assuming the portfolio, met with Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Tilak Marapana yesterday (5 October 2017) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Read more: Visiting UK Minister for Asia and Pacific reaffirmed support for Sri Lanka’s development and reconciliation programmes

   

Address by President Maithripala Sirsena at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

English Translation 

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Address by H.E. Maithripala Sirisena

President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

General Debate of the Seventy-Second Session

of the United Nations General Assembly

19 September 2017

United Nations, New York

 A very good evening to all of you!

 

His Excellency the President of the General Assembly

Excellencies

His Excellency the Secretary General of the United Nations

Distinguished Guests

Ladies and Gentlemen 

It gives me great pleasure to be able to commence my address to the 72nd Session of the General Assembly while congratulating the newly appointed President and Secretary-General of the Organisation. In fact, it gives me great pleasure to address this august Assembly for the third time as the Head of State of Sri Lanka. 

Read more: Address by President Maithripala Sirsena at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

   

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