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  • President to visit South Korea

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be on an official visit to South Korea from 23 to 27 April. He will be the guest of the South Korean president and will meet high officials of the South Korean Government. ...
  • Indian delegation happy with SL’s rebuilding effort

    Rasika SOMARATHNA The visiting Indian Joint Parliamentary delegation has expressed its satisfaction on the efforts taken by the government of Sri Lanka to rebuild the former conflict affected areas. They have also called for stronger ties between the tw...
  • ‘Say No to communal card’

    Nadira GUNATILLEKE Politicians have to put a full stop to communal and ethnic politics and commence national politics to solve the ethnic issue and ensure peace and harmony in the future, Presidential coordinator for the Batticaloa district and Battical...
  • Seychelles Foreign Minister Hon. Jean Paul Adam Arrives

    The Seychelles Foreign Minister Hon. Jean Paul Adam arrived early morning todayand was received by Secretary External Affairs Mr. K. Amunugama at the BIA, Katunayake. pix by  Indika Ranawaka ...
  • Seychelles Foreign Minister Hon. Jean Paul Adam visits Sri Lanka

    The Seychelles Foreign Minister Hon. Jean Paul Adam is to visit Sri Lanka from 19th-  20th April at the invitation of the External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris. ...
  • Indian Delegation meets with Minister of External Affairs

       Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, the leader of the Indian Opposition met with Prof. G.L. Peiris Minister of External Affairs today (17) at the Ministry. ...
  • Visit of His Excellency Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine to Sri Lanka 15th to 17th April 2012

    Pix by Indika Ranawaka The President  of the State of Palestine His Excellency Mahmoud Abbas visited Sri Lanka from 15th to 17th April 2012.  He was accompanied by several senior Ministers and PLO Representatives including the Minister of Foreign Affai...
  • Sri Lanka and Palestine sign Agreements

    Sri Lanka and Palestine have signed two agreements namely i.          on Avoidance of Double Taxation & the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect of Taxes on Income and ii.         Protocol on Political Consultations between the Min...
  • President, Abbas meeting today

    Sandasen MARASINGHE Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa today. The Palestinian leader arrived in Sri Lanka on a three day official visit yesterday on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’a invitation....
  • Statement on the recent media reports in regard to the alleged abductions

    Statement released to all Diplomatic Missions, the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies and other International Organizations based in Colombo on the recent media reports in regard to the alleged abduction of Mr. Premkumar Gunaratnam and Ms. Dimuth...
  • Prof.Peiris meets Maldivian President.

    Prof. G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Dr. Mohomed Waheed Hassan Manik, new President of the Republic of Maldives at President’s House in Male last Sunday (08)....
  • Canadian Parliamentary delegation met with Prof. G.L.Peiri

    The visiting Canadian Parliamentary delegation led by Christopher Alexander, Parliamentarian and Secretary to the Canadian Ministry of Defense met with Prof. G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs in Colombo after their tour of the north of Sri Lanka ...
  • Lanka assures Maldives of continued support

    Rasika SOMARATHNAExternal Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris assured Sri Lanka’s continued support to the Maldives for its progress. The minister in Male on a four-day official visit, during bilateral talks with his Maldivian counterpart Dr Abdul Samad Ab...

    It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry of External Affairs that several important statues in the Batticaloa town have been vandalized yesterday. The Inspector General of Police has been instructed to carryout an immediate and thorough investi...
  • Palestinian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities calls on the Minister of External Affairs

    Palestinian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Dr. Khouloud Franses Khaleel Daibes Abu Dayyeh called on the External Affairs Minister Prof.G.L.Peiris last week during her visit to Sri Lanka. The Palestinian minister thanked the External Affairs minister ...
  • Country’s division, still the aim of Tiger proxies - GL

    Rasika SOMARATHNE External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris said although the LTTE has been militarily vanquished in Sri Lanka, its proxies and supporters abroad were using various methods and tactics at achieving their stated objective, which is to divid...
  • Decisions of UN Human Rights Council determined by political likes and dislikes

    HRC HAS BECOME A ROGUE GALLERY - US CONGRESSWOMAN: Ishara MUDUGAMUWA The government, while reiterating that the decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) hinge on political likes and dislikes, yesterday insisted that there is no consi...
  • Sri Lanka Parliamentary delegation visits Romania

    A five member delegation of the Sri Lanka – Romania Parliamentary Friendship Association of the Sri Lanka Parliament headed by Hon. Neomal Perera, Deputy Minister of External Affairs who is also the President of the Association visited Romania from 25...
  • New Envoys present Credentials

    Four Ambassadors and two High Commissioners presented credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidents Office yesterday. From top: Samuel K Mbambo - High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia, Mohamad Sharari El- Bakheit El- Fa...
  • NO GIVING IN TO GENEVA RESOLUTION: Well-being of SL, govt’s prime aim

    “NO DEAL, NO COMPROMISE”: Nadira GUNATILLEKE * ‘A non - binding resolution’ * Home grown solution will continue as planned The government’s policy on the Geneva resolution was based on one main clear fact. That was, no matter what the result i...




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