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Actg. Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera meets newly accredited Ambassadors

The Acting Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera had bilateral discussions with four newly appointed Ambassadors at the Ministry of External Affairs after they had presented Credentials to H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday, 10th March 2014. The Actg. Minister is seen with the four Ambassadors below.

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Actg. Minister with H.E. Mr. Rauli Suikkanen, Ambassador of Finland to Sri Lanka, based in Helsinki

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Prof Peiris Discusses Commonwealth Priorities with Secretary-General

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Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L Peiris,  representing President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth, at the Commonwealth Day celebrations in London, including the Multi-Faith Observance at Westminster Abbey, held discussions with Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, at Marlborough House   in London today (11th March 2014).

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SLT Rainbow Pages presentation

A copy of the SLT RAINBOW PAGES Western Province Directory – 2014 (The National Business Directory) was presented to the Acting Minister of External Affairs Hon Neomal Perera by the SLT RAINBOW PAGES CEO Malraj Balapiti ...

State Visit of H.E. President Hamid Karzai to Sri Lanka: 5-7 March 2014

Joint Statement

1.    At the invitation of His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan paid a State Visit to Sri Lanka from 5 March to 7 March 2014 accompanied by a high powered delegation. This is the first State Visit to Sri Lanka undertaken by His Excellency President Hamid Karzai.

2.    On Thursday 6 March, the two Leaders engaged in one-on-one discussions, which were followed by talks covering a range of bilateral issues as well as regional and multilateral matters of mutual interest.

3.    His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa warmly welcomed His Excellency Hamid Karzai, and the delegation to Sri Lanka.

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Afghan President Karzai to President Rajapaksa: Peace the Best Guarantor of Human Rights

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai held bilateral discussions at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo this morning, and during the talks, President Karzai commended President Rajapaksa for achieving peace in the country.

“No matter how the world community puts it, we know that peace in a country is the best guarantor of human rights,” President Karzai said. “War is the worst enemy of human rights. Peace is the vehicle for human growth and prosperity. We have seen that in Sri Lanka, and we congratulate you.”

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