Sri Lanka and China agree to deepen their Strategic Cooperative Partnership
September 18, 2014
Sri Lanka and China have agreed to deepen their Strategic Cooperative Partnership, following official talks between the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today (16th September 2014).
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT- New Procedure for Immigration Clearance Issuance of Exit Permits by the Malaysian Immigration Authorities
September 17, 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.
Chinese President to visit Sri Lanka
September 10, 2014
The President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping will be undertaking a State visit to Sri Lanka from 16th to 17th September 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It would be recalled that President Rajapaksa paid a landmark State visit to China in May 2013 during which both leaders agreed to elevate the bilateral relations to a ‘Strategic Cooperation Partnership’, by substantially expanding the mandate for engagement.
Maritime security underscores Japan, Sri Lanka ties
September 8, 2014
Recognizing Sri Lanka’s enormous potential as a maritime nation in the Indian Ocean, the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, expressed their determination to expand the long-standing friendship between the two countries into “a new partnership between maritime countries”; and further strengthen the cooperative relations to play significant roles in the stability and prosperity of the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe to visit Sri Lanka
September 2, 2014
The Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Shinzo Abe has planned to undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 7th to 8th September 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It may be recalled that President Rajapaksa paid an official visit to Japan in March 2013 to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Japan.
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