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Secretary Weeratunga briefs Geneva diplomats on progress in national reconciliation

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Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga who briefed Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in Geneva at the Palais des Nations on Tuesday (21st January 2014) on ‘Progress in the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka’, has said the Government of Sri Lanka has done all that was humanly possible to implement the recommendations of the National Plan of Action on the implementation of the LLRC, since its approval by the Cabinet of Ministers in July 2012.

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First Bilateral Consultations between Sri Lanka and Oman

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The first bilateral consultations between Sri Lanka and Oman took place on 15th January 2014 in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. The political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Oman and Sri Lanka was held at the Diplomatic Club in Muscat. Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs HE Ahmed bin Yousef al Harthy headed the Omani delegation while Hon Neomal Perera lead the Sri Lankan delegation at the bilateral consultations. The meeting focused on strengthening ties between the two sides in many multifaceted areas that includes Education, Oil and Gas, Culture and Maritime Security.

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Korean University Students on Sri Lanka Tour

Myongji University in Korea in collaboration with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Korea, will be sending a student delegation to Sri Lanka from 20th – 27th January, 201 ...

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen attends the 5th SAARC Business Conclave in New Delhi

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Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen led Sri Lanka’s delegation to the 5th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave in New Delhi on 16 January 2014. The Conclave, held under the theme “The south Asian Century-Progressing Towards regional Integration”, was organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, the SAARC Chamber of Commerce & industries and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI). Speaking at the inaugural panel discussion of the Business Conclave, Minister Bathiudeen highlighted the outstanding trade statistics that Sri Lanka has shown for the past few years as an example of sound economic policies that has brought successful investments to the country.

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Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development Minister Rajitha Senaratne visits New Delhi

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Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development Minister Rajitha Senaratne visited New Delhi on 15-16 January, at the invitation of his counterpart, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries of India, Sharad Pawar.

On the eve of the visit, the two Governments, following discussions between the External Affairs Ministers of India and Sri Lanka, decided to release the substantial number of fishermen who are presently in custody in India and in Sri Lanka as expeditiously as possible, commencing from 13 January, as a measure of reciprocal goodwill. Accordingly, Sri Lanka and India released 52 fishermen from each side on 13 January. 

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Lanka Impression – Showcasing Sri Lanka’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage in Guangzhou, China

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 “Lanka Impression”, a photography exhibition takes place at Redtory, the premier art space in Guangzhou, China, from December 20, 2013 to February 23, 2014, organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou.

The Exhibition is a pictorial depiction of Sri Lanka’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, giving visitors a chance to explore Sri Lanka’s historical and cultural heritage as well as the country’s unique biodiversity.

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