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GL underlines the need for diplomatic missions to respect local sensitivities

August 12, 2014

In a comprehensive briefing for Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka at the Ministry of External Affairs, last Thursday (7th August) Professor G.L. Peiris dealt with several current developments.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT- New Procedure for Immigration Clearance Issuance of Exit Permits by the Malaysian Immigration Authorities

August 10, 2014

The Malaysian Immigration Authorities have informed the High Commission of Sri Lanka that they have been implementing new procedure with regard to issue of Exit Permits for foreign migrant workers who have been over staying or staying in Malaysia without proper visas.

Muslims have contributed much for Lanka's progress-President

July 30, 2014

On this Ramazan festival, we recall the valued contributions made by the Muslim community for the progress of Sri Lanka in a culture of unity and understanding and look forward to the continuance of such good relations for the future progress of Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in a message to mark the Ramazan festival.

“The peace that prevails in the country today has contributed to facilitating their religious practices, and should be strengthened to help in the progress of society and in the country’s development”, President said.

Statement on the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17

July 19, 2014

It is with profound shock and deep sadness that Sri Lanka received the news of the crash of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17 in Eastern Ukraine, which resulted in the tragic loss of many innocent lives, including those of infants.  

Statement by Sri Lanka on the Situation in Gaza

July 16, 2014

The Government of Sri Lanka is deeply concerned at the recent escalating violence in Gaza, resulting in tragic loss of civilian lives and extensive damage to property. Cross border provocations on locations in parts of Israel also need to cease.

About Sri Lanka

About Sri Lanka

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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