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Foreign Minister addresses High-level Segment of HRC in Geneva

March 2, 2015

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera addressing the High Level segment on the opening day of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, on 2nd March 2015 in Geneva briefed the Council on developments in Sri Lanka following the presidential election on 8th January and the new Government taking office. The Minister noted the Government was committed to engage and work in cooperation with a range of international organisations and countries and seek solutions to issues through dialogue, cooperation, understanding and learning.  

Sri Lanka and China reiterate their firm commitment to strengthen friendship and bilateral relations

March 1, 2015

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concluded a successful two-day official visit to China today, during which he paid a courtesy call on the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and also held extensive bilateral discussions with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, as well as met with the Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Wang Jiarui and the Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng.

Actg. Foreign Minister Perera meets with South African Deputy Foreign Minister Mfeketo

February 28, 2015

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Ms. Nomaindia Mfeketo had a bilateral meeting with Ajith P. Perera, Actg. Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, today, 26th February 2015.

Singaporean Foreign Minister Shanmugam meets Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

February 24, 2015

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law of Singapore, Hon. K. Shanmugam, who is on a two day visit to Sri Lanka from 23 to 24 February 2015, met with Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera today at the Ministry.

President begins State visit to India

February 16, 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena left this afternoon on a three-day visit to India on an invitation extended by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

During his stay in India, President Sirisena is expected meet Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and will hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Modi. The President is also scheduled to meet several political leaders and other dignitaries.

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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