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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera Concludes Successful Visit to Japan

June 22, 2015

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera undertook a visit to Japan from 17 to 20 June 2015 on the invitation of his Japanese counterpart, Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida.  The visit, which was the first official visit undertaken by an emissary of the new Government to Japan, focussed on further consolidating the close and friendly relations between the two countries for mutual benefit.

Statement made by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs on 12th June 2015 in Response to the Question by Opposition Leader Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva under the Standing Order 23/2 of Parliament

June 15, 2015

Honourable Speaker,

I rise to respond to questions raised by the Honourable Leader of Opposition relating to the discussions that took place between the GTF and the TNA in London, and my presence there.

Minister Samaraweera to Visit Japan

June 12, 2015

Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs will visit Japan from 17 to 20 June as a Guest of Hon. Fumio Kishida, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Statement by Deputy Foreign Minister at the High Level Conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, 4 June 2015

June 6, 2015

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ajith P. Perera, addressing the high level conference on ‘Security and Stability in the Region of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) said, the Government of Sri Lanka committed to strengthening the cooperation with the Member States of the SCO, particularly with a view to strengthening peace and security, and in combating terrorism in all its manifestations.

Sri Lanka Expresses Condolences on the Capsizing of a Cruise Ship in the Yangtze River in China

June 3, 2015

The Government and the people of Sri Lanka express their heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of the People’s Republic of China on the tragic incident of the capsizing of a cruise ship in the Yangtze River in the Hubei Province, where many people are feared to have drowned, with several hundreds, still missing

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Sri Lanka is an island set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. The famous explorer Marco Polo of the 12th Century wrote that Sri Lanka is the finest island in the whole world. With a recorded history of more than 2500 years Sri Lanka has a rich herita


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