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Joint Press Release following the 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission

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The 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission took place in Colombo on 18 January 2018.

The European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission oversees the 1995 EU-Sri Lanka Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development. Its tasks include ensuring the implementation of the Agreement; setting mutually agreed priorities; and making constructive recommendations. The Commission accordingly deals with a broad range of bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest to the EU and Sri Lanka. 

Read more: Joint Press Release following the 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission

 

Introductory Remarks by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture

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Embassy of Sri Lanka in Amman celebrates Christmas

Christmas day celebrations were observed at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Amman, Jordan on 29th December 2017. This event, symbolizing harmony, joy and peace was organized by the Embassy with the fullest support of the staff. A large number of Sri Lankans representing different faiths participated...

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The Consulate General in Milan Celebrates Christmas

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Large crowds visit the Sri Lanka Stand at Vakantiebeurs Fair – 2018 in The Netherlands

  Chief Guest, Hon. Jan van Zanen, Mayor of Utrecht lighting the traditional oil lamp to inaugurate the Sri Lanka Stand. A large number of Dutch people visited the Sri Lanka Stand at the Vakantiebeurs Travel and Tourism Fair – 2018, held in Utrecht, The Netherlands from 9 – 14 January. This...

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Struggle for human rights in Sri Lanka: Progress despite a difficult legacy

Struggle for human rights in Sri Lanka: Progress despite a difficult legacy

By Dr Harsha de Silva, MP, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs November 16, 2017, 11:56 pm  Sinhala Translation Tamil Translation  At a time when the world seems to be struggling mightily to put human rights at the forefront of a global discourse burdened by conflict, fear of terrorism and radicalisation, and real or perceived security threats of various kinds, mechanisms like the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Right Council gain an added importance. The UPR was enacted in 2006 by the General Assembly of the UN as a process in which the human rights record of every member state is scrutinized by fellow member states...

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For Sri Lankan diplomat, a farewell and a homecoming

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State Dept. hosts sendoff for Prasad Kariyawasam Sep 13, 2017 Updated    From left, Assistant Chief of Protocol Gladys Boluda, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Tom Shannon. By Aziz Haniffa WASHINGTON – Having been appointed foreign secretary in his home nation of Sri Lanka, Ambassador to the U.S. Prasad Kariyawasam was given a formal farewell earlier this month, hosted by the State Department.   At an elegant reception in the department’s eighth floor Monroe Room, officials, lawmakers and others said their goodbyes and wished him well as Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon...

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Dengue Epidemic in Sri Lanka is successfully brought under control

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