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Sri Lanka at IORA Ministerial Meeting to Enhance Marine Economic Cooperation

October 15, 2024

Hon. Dr. Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended the 15th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), which was held in 23

Full text of the Presidents address at the UNGA

October 2, 2015

Mr. President,
Mr. Secretary-General,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Being a long standing member of the United Nations, it is indeed an honour and a pleasure for me to address the United Nations annual

President Sirisena has won trust of entire world Ban Ki Moon

September 26, 2015

The new President of Sri Lanka Mr. Maithripala Sirisena has won the trust of entire world, says UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

16 member Malaysian delegation meets Dep FM

September 21, 2015

A sixteen member delegation from Branding Association of Malasiya met Dr. Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Change of Govt in January saved Sri Lanka from hard strictures from international community President

September 18, 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena said the international would have insisted on hard strictures and conditions on Sri Lanka in the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, if not for the change of government in Presidential Election of January 8 this year. The indications were that the UN body would have named some people as perpetrators of human rights violations and barred them from travelling abroad and impose other sanctions; he said and added that the positive steps taken by the government helped to reverse that trend.

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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