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01 Apr
COVID - 19 FUND INCREASES FURTHER

Please see the attached notice.

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30 Mar
OVER 17,000 OVERSEAS SRI LANKANS REGISTER ON ‘CONTACT SRI LANKA’

Over 17,457 Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL) had by Saturday noon (28 March), registered on the ‘Contact…

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27 Mar
21 Mar
Foreign Ministry facilitates outward movement of foreign nationals

Media Release 

Arrangements are being made for the smooth return of foreign…

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18 Mar
More decision to contain COVID – 19 outbreak
  • Inbound flights to be suspended for 2 weeks
  • Every passenger arrived…
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16 Mar
Concrete decisions to prevent spread of COVID – 19

Visa for Europeans suspended for 2 weeks

  • Two-week quarantine period for Sri Lankans arriving from Europe
  • Measures to disinfect…
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09 Mar
FOREIGN MINISTER BRIEFS DIPLOMATIC COMMUNITY ON COVID- 19 PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Media Releases | Fri, 6 Mar 2020

Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh…

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11 Feb
Address by H.E. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the 72nd Independence Day Celebrations

President’s Media Division

Address by His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic

Socialist…

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17 Jan
CHINA REAFFIRMS STEADFAST SUPPORT TO SRI LANKA

The Chinese Foreign Minister & State Councilor Wang Yi met with the Minister of Foreign Relations…

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17 Jan
Russian FM delighted to be in Sri Lanka

The Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat…

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14 Jan
Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena successfully concludes the first official visit to India

Minister of Foreign Relations, Dinesh Gunawardena, undertaking his first official visit overseas since assumption of office, visited India…

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07 Jan
Media Statement on growing tensions in the Middle East

Sri Lanka is deeply concerned about the growing tensions in the Middle East following the assassination of a…

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29 Nov
State Minister Susil Premajayantha reiterates need to maintain close ties with neighbouring states

State Minister Susil Premajayantha assumed duties as the State Minister of International Cooperation on 28 November…

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28 Nov
New State and Deputy Ministers sworn-in

Newly appointed 35 State Ministers and three Deputy Ministers were sworn-in before President GotabayaRajapaksa at the…

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27 Nov
Minister Dinesh Gunawardena calls on Foreign Ministry Officials to rise to new challenges

Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena assumed duties at the Foreign Ministry on Monday 25 November…

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22 Nov
Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new Prime Minister

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, before…

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20 Nov
EXPO 2020 Sri Lanka

The 2020 world EXPO will be hosted by UAE from 20th October 2020 to 10th April…

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18 Nov
New President sworn-in

Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn-in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka a short while ago,…

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18 Nov
Sri Lanka has provided valuable case studies of successes and challenges in operationalization of IHL and Humanitarian Diplomacy – Foreign Secretary Aryasinha

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has said,over the past four decades Sri Lanka has provided valuable case…

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25 Oct
Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana leads Sri Lanka Delegation to the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement

Leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government…

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17 Oct
Marking another milestone in the aviation history Jaffna International Airport declared open

Adding a new chapter to the civil aviation sector in Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena declared…

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17 Oct
Marking another milestone in the aviation history Jaffna International Airport declared open

Adding a new chapter to the civil aviation sector in Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena declared…

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17 Sep
Lotus Tower Declared Open Marking a Groundbreaking Evolution in Telecommunication Sector

“We must protect this as a national treasure while understanding the challenges before the country – President

Administration of the…

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14 Aug
Implementing free visa scheme for designated countries

Those who hold passports of listed countries and travel to Sri Lanka from 01.08.2019 to 31.01.2020 for tourist purposes are…

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31 Oct
New Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha Assumes Duties

Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, a senior officer of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, assumed duties as the Secretary to…

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19 Apr
‘Istanbul Meets Sri Lanka’ workshop felicitates Lankan tour operators

 A workshop was held in Istanbul organized by the Turkish Airlines Sri Lanka office in collaboration with the Turkish Airlines…

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19 Aug
Hon. Tilak Marapana assumes duties as Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hon. Tilak Marapana, Minister of Development Assignments assumed duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday 18 August 2017. 

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16 Aug
Prasad Kariyawasam assumes duties as Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Following his appointment by President Maithripala Sirisena on 29 July, as Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prasad Kariyawasam…

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15 Aug
Hon. Tilak Marapana sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena as Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hon. Tilak Marapana, Minister of Development Assignments was sworn in as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, before President Maithripala Sirisena…

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09 Aug
Sri Lanka, under leadership of President Sirisena is an example for ethnic and religious harmony – Ex PM of Turkey

Former Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu hailed the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena for establishing religious and ethnic harmony,…

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08 Aug
Premier of Sri Lanka holds meeting with former Prime Minister of Turkey

Prime Minister Ranil Wickrememsinghe held a meeting with former Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu yesterday at the Temple Trees.

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04 Aug
23 Jul
The Thousand Colours of Sri Lanka – A Tourism Promotion Article by Reputed Turkish Sabah Newspaper

 

Sri Lanka is an island country located in South Asia. Sri Lanka is a very impressive country with its…

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19 Jul
Statement by Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Foreign Affairs following bilateral talks with Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia

 

Statement by Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Foreign Affairs following bilateral talks with Hon. Julie Bishop,…

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18 Jul
Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore to Sri Lanka

 

Media Statement by Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Foreign Affairs following Bilateral Talks with H.E. (Dr.) Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister…

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15 Jul
President attends Sri Lanka- Bangladesh Investment Forum

President Maithripala Sirisena participated as the Chief Guest of the Investment Forum held in Dhaka, today (15) with the participation…

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14 Jul
Presidents of Sri Lanka & Bangladesh meet

President Maithripala Sirisena who in on a state visit to Bangladesh met the President of Bangladesh Md. Abdul Hamid today (July 14)…

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01 Jun
Foreign Minister Karunanayake briefs Diplomatic Corps

On the direction of H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena and Hon. Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Hon. Minister Karunanayake directed the…

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26 May
Minister Ravi Karunanayake assumes duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka

 

Having received his appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday 22 May 2017, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs,…

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26 Apr
The Sri Lankan Prime Minister is on a 5 day Working Visit to India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe prior to a meeting in New…

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12 Apr
Sri Lanka, South Africa review progress made in economic, trade political cooperation at Partnership Forum

 The Sixth Session of the Senior Officials' Meeting of the Partnership Forum between Sri Lanka - South Africa was held…

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12 Apr
Sri Lanka Government's program to reduce tobacco and alcohol consumption is a success, President claims

 Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the government's program to create an alcohol and tobacco free nation has been successful…

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06 Apr
Sri Lankan capital city to be developed as a cultural hub in South Asia

Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers has given approval to the government to develop capital Colombo as a performing and exhibition…

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06 Apr
SriLankan Airlines to start daily service to Muscat from tomorrow

Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines will start its new daily flight between Muscat and Colombo from April 7.

The…

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06 Apr
EU pledges Euro 42 million to Sri Lanka to strengthen reconciliation and modernize agriculture

The European Union (EU) will step up its assistance to Sri Lanka, by providing Euro 42 million (approximately Rs. 6.93…

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23 Mar
President of Russia Vladimir Putin meeting with President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena

President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met with Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena who is on an official visit to…

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