Mr. President, We note with regret that the Special Session of the Human Rights Council convenes today, against the backdrop of death and destruction in the Occupied Palestinian Territory as well as violence and mayhem in the region. It is important that the security of civilians in the occupied Palestinian territory receive the utmost consideration […]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Ravinatha Aryasinha Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva   37th Session of the Human Rights Council Item 6: Adoption of the UPR Report Third Cycle of Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review Geneva, 19 March 2018  Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,   I am honoured to be here today, […]

Mr Chairman,Director-General,Excellencies,Distinguished delegates,Ladies and gentlemen,   At the outset, on behalf of the delegation of Sri Lanka, allow me to extend warm felicitations to you, Ambassador Abdelouahab Bellouki of Morocco, on your election as the Chairperson of the Twenty-Second Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention. I am confident […]

Statement made by Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Adjournment Debate in Parliament on 14th November 2017, on the resolution proposed by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, M.P. on the recent debate on Sri Lanka in the House of Lords, UK.

India and Sri Lanka held Ministerial level talks on Fishermen’s issues today on 14 October 2017 in New Delhi. H.E. Mr. Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India met with H.E. Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka. The talks followed the 3rd Meeting […]