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State Visit of His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar to Sri Lanka

March 25, 2015

His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar arrived in Sri Lanka on a State Visit today, 24th March 2015 at the invitation of President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena. The Emir of Qatar who is on a South Asia tour, was warmly welcomed on arrival by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, accompanied by Minister of Highways & Investment Promotion, Hon. Kabeer Hasheem as the Minister-in-Attendance, and Sri Lanka Ambassador to the State of Qatar, H.E. Jayantha Palipane.

Swiss Foreign Minister concludes successful visit to Sri Lanka

March 23, 2015

Dr. Didier Burkhalter, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland paid  an official visit to Sri Lanka from 16 to 18 March 2015, accompanied by a high level delegation. This was the first official visit of a Swiss Foreign Minister to Sri Lanka.

Minister Samaraweera highlights Sri Lanka’s domestic legislative measures to combat terrorist financing and money laundering

March 20, 2015

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera introduced amendments in Parliament today to the United Nations Regulations 1 and 2 of 2012 promulgated under the United Nations Act number 45 of 1968, to bring them into line with international obligations and strengthen the domestic legislative framework.

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi concludes visit to Sri Lanka

March 16, 2015

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of President  Maithripala  Sirisena concluded his two-day official visit on Saturday 14 March 2015.  He was received on arrival by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe along with several dignitaries.  The visit follows President Maithripala Sirisena’s first overseas visit to India in February 2015.

High Commissioner launched Sri Lanka- Malaysia Friendship Ride 2015

March 13, 2015

High Commissioner Ibrahim Ansar launched the Sri Lanka Malaysia Friendship Ride 2015 during a simple ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur recently. The group of 18 motor bike riders who are businessmen and senior executives of reputed Malaysian business houses will ride high powered motorcycles consist of Harley Davidson, BMW and Ducati, from 15th March to 26th March 2015. The 12 day Sri Lanka Malaysia Friendship Ride 2015 will be flagged off by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Navin Dissanayake on 17th March opposite the Hotel Galadari, Colombo and riders will pass through Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Passikudah, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela, and Hikkaduwa. Sri Lanka Malaysia Friendship Ride 2015 is expect

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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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