Foreward* Sri Lanka has the distinction of being one of the few modern States which has remained a distinct sovereign entity for over 2000 years. It can also justifiably claim to have distinguished itself in the realm of international affairs for much of that time. Sri Lanka’s introduction to international diplomacy occurred in epic circumstances […]

Australia and Sri Lanka have built a strong and enduring relationship since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1947. May 2017 marked 70 years of diplomatic ties between Australia and Sri Lanka. Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited Sri Lanka on 2 November 2017 and held productive discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil […]

Republic Building

History | Thu, 22 Mar 2018

The Republic Building, that houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cabinet Office, is situated in the Colombo Fort area, next to the President’s House. It was known as the Senate Building until 1972. The building was constructed during the British colonial era to house the Legislative Council of Ceylon, until 1930; when a […]