Minister's Statements

Statement to Media by Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of the Official Visit of John Kerry, US Secretary of State to Sri Lanka


Good Morning Ladies and Gentleman,

It has been a great honour and privilege to welcome the Honourable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States, to the historic Republic Building which has been the home of our Foreign Ministry since Independence.

Secretary Kerry’s visit is a momentous occasion for Sri Lanka as it is the first official visit by a US Secretary of State in nearly half a century - 43 years to be precise. 

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