Ministry News

Sri Lanka and China reiterate their firm commitment to strengthen friendship and bilateral relations


Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concluded a successful two-day official visit to China today, during which he paid a courtesy call on the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and also held extensive bilateral discussions with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, as well as met with the Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Wang Jiarui and the Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng.

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Statement by the Government of Sri Lanka

The Government and people of Sri Lanka are deeply saddened by the loss of over 187 lives, injury to over 129 people and damage to property resulting from the deadly avalanches that occurred on 26th February, 2015 in the Panjshir, Nuristan, Badakhshan Provinces.

Sri Lanka extends deepest condolences to the families of those bereaved, wish the injured a speedy recovery and express confidence that those affected would rebuild their lives through the inherent courage and resilience of the Afghan people.

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Sri Lanka and India Signed Four Agreements/MoU

Sri Lanka and India signed four agreements/MoU during President Maithripala Sirisena’s state visit to India, Feb. 15-18, 2015. Mr. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Power & Energy on behalf of Sri Lanka and Mr. ...

UN Under Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka

The Under Secretary General of the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations Jeffrey Feltman will visit Sri Lanka from 28 February to 3 March 2015. This visit which follows the meeting on 13 February between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in New York manifests Sri Lanka’s renewed engagement with the United Nations.

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New Board of LKIIRSS meets


The newly constituted Board of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) met for the first time on Wednesday, 25th February 2015 at "The Lighthouse" (LKIIRSS premises) on Horton Place.  The new Board members are Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera (Chair), Suganthie Kadirgamar, Mano Tittawela, Saliya Pieris, Iqbal Athas, Ram Manikkalingam, Azam Bakeer Markar and Radhika Coomaraswamy. 

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