Sri Lanka assumes leadership of the Colombo Process
October 25, 2013
The Chairmanship of the Colombo Process was transferred from the Government of Bangladesh to the Government of Sri Lanka during a meeting held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva on 21 October 2013.
Malaysian PM commends practical value of CHOGM themes Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak with External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris
October 23, 2013
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at a meeting in the Malaysian Parliament in Kuala Lumpur on Monday with External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris commented on the immediate relevance and practical value of the themes chosen for discussion at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka, underpinning economic development accompanied by social equity.
"Consistent adherence to Commonwealth practice imperative"- Minister of External Affairs
October 8, 2013
It is deeply regretted that the customary annual Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting (CFAMM) held on the margins of the UNGA Sessions in New York on 26th September, was inappropriately used as a platform by the United Kingdom and Canada to bring attention on their positions on internal issues related to Sri Lanka, as reported in the Canadian and British media.
October 7, 2013
With continued foreign currency inflows in the form of workers’ remittances, earnings from exports and tourism as well as inflows to the financial account, Sri Lanka’s external sector remained stable during the first seven months of 2013.
Iran's New Foreign Minister Reiterates Support and Goodwill for Sri Lanka
October 1, 2013
During an interaction with External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris on the margins of the UNGA sessions in New York, Foreign Minister of Barbados Maxine McClean confirmed that the Prime Minister of Barbados will participate at CHOGM 2013 in 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