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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concludes two day visit to India

January 21, 2015

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who was in New Delhi for a two day official visit on the invitation of the Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj concluded his visit successfully today. This is the first foreign visit undertaken by Minister Samaraweera after assumption of office on 12 th January, and reflects the priority attached by Sri Lanka towards enhanced relations with India.

Mrs Chitranganee Wagiswara appointed as the new Foreign Secretary

January 20, 2015

Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the President Maithripala Sirisena. She received her letter of appointment from President Sirisena today (19th January 2015) at the Presidential Secretariat. Thereafter, Mrs Wagiswara assumed duties at the Ministry Office at a simple ceremony.

Foreign Minister Samaraweera calls on Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi

January 19, 2015

Hon. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India welcomes Hon Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka on 19th January 2015 at the Official residence of the Prime Minister in New Delhi.

New cabinet ministers took oaths

January 13, 2015

The new cabinet of ministers took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (12th January 2015).

The Cabinet included 27 ministers while 10 state ministers and 8 deputies took oath before the President.

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe take office

January 10, 2015

H.E. Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in as the sixth Executive President of Sri Lanka at Independence Square in Colombo on January 9th, 2015 by senior most Supreme Court Justice K J Sripavan. Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe was thereafter sworn in as Prime Minister.

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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