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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera meets the Chargé d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Colombo

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera had an urgent meeting today (2nd December 2015) with the Chargé d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Colombo at the Parliament complex to express the concerns of the Government of Sri Lanka on the reported judgment of the Dawadmi Court of Saudi Arabia which states that a Sri Lankan national should be stoned to death on the charge of adultery. Ministers Thalatha Atukorale, A.H.M. Fowzie, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment R. K. Obeyesekere and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were associated with the Foreign Minister at the meeting.

Read more: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera meets the Chargé d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Colombo

 

Common values are important and not the power of wealth – President Sirisena tells Commonwealth

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President Maithripala Sirisena said he is fully satisfied with the accomplishment of goals set at the last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo and during the period of the last two years, when Sri Lanka was the Chair in Office of the Commonwealth. 

Read more: Common values are important and not the power of wealth – President Sirisena tells Commonwealth

 

Foreign Minister Samaraweera signs agreement for creation of Commonwealth Trade Finance Fund for Small States

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera together with the Foreign Ministers of India, Malta and Mauritius signed a Declaration of Intent for the creation of a Commonwealth Trade Finance Facility to assist boost trade and investment flows, particularly for small and developing countries in Malta on 26th November 2015.

Read more: Foreign Minister Samaraweera signs agreement for creation of Commonwealth Trade Finance Fund for Small States

   

Ambassador Samantha Power concludes visit to Sri Lanka

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Ambassador Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations left  Sri Lanka  on 24th November 2015 after a three  day visit. Dr Harsh de Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs saw her off at the Bandaranayake International Airport. 

Read more: Ambassador Samantha Power concludes visit to Sri Lanka

 

Remarks to the Media by Foreign Minister following talks with US Permanent Representative to the UN

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Remarks to the Media by

Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs

following talks with H.E. Ambassador Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 21st November 2015

 

 

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

 

It has been an honour and a privilege today to welcome Ambassador Samantha Power to this historic Republic building.

Read more: Remarks to the Media by Foreign Minister following talks with US Permanent Representative to the UN

   

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