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The President Leaves for London on a Three-Day Official Visit

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President Maithripala Sirisena and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena left for the United Kingdom on a three-day official visit this morning.

President Sirisena, as the Chair in Office of the Commonwealth, will attend the Commonwealth Day Observances on the ninth.

Young people, schools, communities and civil society organisations on the second Monday in March every year celebrate Commonwealth Day across the Commonwealth. It provides an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of Commonwealth organisations. The theme for 2015 is ‘A Young Commonwealth’. The day is marked by a range of activities, including a multi-faith Observance at Westminster Abbey in London, UK, followed by a reception hosted by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mr. Kamalesh Sharma.

Her Majesty the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will attend the event.

On the sidelines of the Commonwealth Day Observances, the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting will also take place on the twelfth.

In his three-day official visit to UK, President Sirisena is expected to hold talks with the British Prime Minister Mr. David Cameron.

Minister of External Affairs, Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, Deputy Minister Mr. Ajith P. Perera and many senior government officials will be accompanying the President.

 

Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka

07th March

http://www.president.gov.lk/news/the-president-leaves-for-london-on-a-three-day-official-visit/


 

Indian External Affairs Minister concludes successful visit to Sri Lanka : 6th to 7th March 2015

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Indian External Affairs Minister, Shrimati Sushma Swaraj paid an official visit to Sri Lanka from 06 to 07 March 2015. This is the first visit to Sri Lanka by Ms. Swaraj in her capacity as Minister of External Affairs.

During her visit, Minister Swaraj met with her Sri Lankan counterpart, Mangala Samaraweera and held an extensive and cordial discussion covering a wide range of areas relating to bilateral cooperation. 

Read more: Indian External Affairs Minister concludes successful visit to Sri Lanka : 6th to 7th March 2015

 

Official visit of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka - 13th to 14th March 2015

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 13 to 14 March 2015 at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

On 13th March, Prime Minister Modi will be accorded a ceremonial welcome including a Guard of Honour and Gun Salute. President Maithripala Sirisena will hold bilateral discussions with the visiting Prime Minister and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will host a lunch in honour Prime Minister Modi. The Indian Prime Minister will address a Special Sitting of Parliament. He will also lay a wreath at the IPKF Memorial and visit the Mahabodhi Society. President Maithripala Sirisena will host a State Banquet in honour of the visiting Prime Minister.

Read more: Official visit of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka - 13th to 14th March 2015

   

Indian External Affairs Minister to visit Sri Lanka shortly - 6th to 7th March 2015

The Indian External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj will visit Sri Lanka from 6th to 7th March 2015 for discussions with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. The discussions will focus on matters of mutual bilateral interest as well as on arrangements relating to the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month. Smt. Sushma Swaraj is also expected to call on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during the visit.

Read more: Indian External Affairs Minister to visit Sri Lanka shortly - 6th to 7th March 2015

 

Foreign Minister addresses High-level Segment of HRC in Geneva - 2nd March 2015

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera addressing the High Level segment on the opening day of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, on 2nd March 2015 in Geneva briefed the Council on developments in Sri Lanka following the presidential election on 8th January and the new Government taking office. The Minister noted the Government was committed to engage and work in cooperation with a range of international organisations and countries and seek solutions to issues through dialogue, cooperation, understanding and learning.   

Read more: Foreign Minister addresses High-level Segment of HRC in Geneva - 2nd March 2015

   

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