(Remarks to Media by Hon Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs on matters related to Diaspora: 22 June 2015 [In Sinhala]) Transcript follows below:- Tamil translation at end of transcript. (English translation to follow) Video at: https://www.youtube.com/embed/fAX4OhKeNcE (Approx. 6.54 minutes) ගරු මංගල සමරවීර ඇමතිතුමා විසින් මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා සම්බන්ධයෙන් කරන ලද කරුණු පැහැදිලි කිරීම: 2015  ජුනි 22 දින මම […]

The Ministry’s attention has been drawn to certain media reports in the Japanese print and electronic media during Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s visit to Japan (17-20 June 2015) pertaining to Sri Lanka’s foreign policy. These media reports have since been carried in local and other foreign media as well. The Ministry wishes to clarify that […]

  Audio uploaded to Sound Cloud   (Ministry Sound Cloud site at: https://soundcloud.com/spokespersonmfasrilanka)  Video of Media Briefing online     Full Transcript below Media Briefing: Wednesday 17 June 2015 Remarks to Media: (In Sinhala) 00:00 – සුභ උදෑසනක් වේවා මිත්‍රවරුණි, සුපුරුදු පරිදි ඔබ සියලු දෙනා මෙහි පැමිණ සිටීම ගැන අපි ඉතාමත් සන්තෝෂ වෙනවා. අද අපි කාරණා 3 ක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔබට තොරතුරු ලබාදෙන්න […]

 Audio of Press Briefing at Ministry Sound Cloud site – Approx. 1.06 hours. Ministry Sound Cloud site at: https://soundcloud.com/spokespersonmfasrilanka  Video of Press Briefing Press Briefing by Spokesperson: Wednesday 10 June 2015 Full Transcript    Remarks to Media (In Sinhala): (Approx. 0:00-21:55 in Video) සුභ උදෑසනක් මිත්‍රවරුණි. ඔබ සියලු දෙනා නැවත  මෙහි පැමිණ සිටීම ගැන ඉතාමත් සතුටු වන අතර, […]

The Ministry is aware of media reports of remarks made by the Minister of Fisheries on 26 May. Sri Lanka recognises that the issue of Indian fishermen fishing in Sri Lankan waters is one that requires the careful attention of the authorities on both sides, especially in view of the impact on livelihoods of both […]

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Press Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wednesday, 27th May 2015.   Transcript Good morning friends. Thank you very much for accepting our invitation and being here this morning. This as you know, is the first briefing of this nature that this Ministry has undertaken.  So this is something new to me, it’s something new to our Ministry […]

 Audio at Sound Cloud   Video at YouTube  Media Briefing: Wednesday 24 June 2015 Full Transcript below Remarks to Media: (In Sinhala)  මිත්‍රවරුණි, අද අපි මේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව සාමාන්‍යෙයන් පවත්වන කාලයට වෙනස් වෙලාවක පැවැත්වුවද, ඔබ සෑම දෙනාම ඔබගේ කාලය වැය කරලා මෙහි පැමිණ සිටිනවා. ඒ පිළිබඳව ඔබට අපේ කෘතඥතාවය පුදකරන්න කැමතියි. ඔබ වෙත තොරතුරු ලබා දීමට කාරණා 4 ක් අපි හඳුන්වාගෙන තිබෙනවා. පළමුවෙන්ම, ඔබ දන්නා පරිදි, විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය ගරු […]

The former President of the Maldives Mr. Mohamed Nasheed was only on transit in Sri Lanka on his way for medical treatment, and during this time, Mr Nasheed did not meet any Sri Lankan political leaders. Colombo 20th January 2001

Question and Response are in English. (Sinhala & Tamil Translations are also below) Question: Whether, on the basis of Lord Naseby’s Statement made on October 12th 2017, there is a likelihood of GoSL requesting UK and the UN Human Rights Council to review allegations regarding 40,000 civilians killed during the Vanni campaign Answer: As you would recall, […]