The 3rd Sri Lanka –Japan Dialogue on Maritime Security, Safety and Oceanic Issues was held on 19 July, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo. The Dialogue forms an important pillar of cooperation envisaged in the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership between the two countries concluded during the official visit of Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister […]

His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-Cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, and his delegation paid an Official Visit to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka from 12 to 13 July 2018 at the invitation of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister of Thailand […]

State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake paid an official visit to El Salvador from 6 -9 July 2018 to represent Sri Lanka in the first session of bilateral political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and El Salvador. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Integration and Economic Promotion Carlos Castaneda led […]

At the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, the Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka on 12 and 13 July 2018. This visit takes place against the backdrop of discussions during President Sirisena’s visit to Thailand in November 2015. Prime Minister Chan-o-cha will arrive in Sri Lanka in […]

Sri Lanka retained its Tier 2 ranking in the US State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for the second consecutive year. The 2018 Report which was released on 28 June 2018 can be accessed online at https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/ The annual Trafficking in Persons Report is prepared as per the US Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) […]

Norwegian State Secretary for Development Cooperation, Mr. Jens Frølich Holte, concluded a three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Saturday 23 June 2018. During the visit, State Secretary Holte held meetings with the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa, Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of […]

  The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to a list of names published online by the ITJP (International Truth and Justice Project). According to the ITJP, this list, which presently consists of 351 names and can be accessed at http://www.disappearance.itjpsl.com/#lang=english is of persons who are alleged to have disappeared while […]

The Second Round of Bilateral Political Consultations at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministries of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea took place in Colombo on Thursday 7 June 2018. The Sri Lanka delegation was led by Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam and the delegation of the Republic of Korea […]

Sri Lanka was elected today, 06 June 2018, to one of four (04) seats available for the Asia-Pacific, in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, for the period 2018-2022, at the election that took place in Paris during the 7th General Assembly of UNESCO. Eight countries contested from the Asia-Pacific Group, […]

Prime Minister’s World Environment Day Message අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමන්ගේ ජගත් පරිසර දින පණිවුඩයය பிரதம மந்திரியின் உலக சுற்றுச்சூழல் தினச் செய்தி