Foreign Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama briefed foreign diplomats based in Colombo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning (12).  The Minister clarified the chain of events that compelled President Maithripala Sirisena to arrive at the decision to dissolve Parliament. He emphasized the constitutionality of the steps taken by President Sirisena and added that having […]

The Indian Ocean Rim Association held its 20th  Committee of Senior Officials and 18th  Council of Ministers sessions from 31 October to 2 November 2018 in Durban, South Africa on the theme: Uniting the people of Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East through enhanced cooperation for peace, stability and sustainable development. In the country statement […]

Foreign Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama, said that there was no justification for the Travel Advisories issued by a few countries, since there have been no incidents of violence or disruption in the country following the recent events. The Tourism sector has not been subject to any inconvenience. The Minister made these observations when he met […]

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka ,has appointed Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari as the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Azizuddin Ahmadzada. He presented his credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 01 November 2018 at the President’s House, […]

The Government of the Republic of France with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, has appointed Mr. Eric Lavertu as the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Jean- Marin Schuh. He has presented his credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 01 November 2018 at the President’s House, […]

The Government of Japan with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka , has appointed Mr. Akira Sugiyama as the Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Kenichi Suganuma. He presented his credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 01 November 2018 at the President’s House, Colombo. Ministry of Foreign […]

The Government of the United States of America with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, has appointed Ms. Alaina Teplitz as the Ambassador of the United States to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Atul Keshap. She presented her credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 01 November 2018 at the President’s […]

Foreign Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama met the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of SAARC countries and their representatives at his office today (31). Heads of Mission and their representatives of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Maldives and Pakistan were present on this occasion to discuss matters of mutual interest. The Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Sarath Amunugama hosted a lunch on 30 October 2018, soon after assuming duties at the Ministry, for the Founder President of the Kalinga Lanka Foundation and former Foreign Secretary of India, Ambassador Lalit Mansingh and a high level delegation, which included Mr. Rajeev Kher, Distinguished Fellow of the Research and […]

Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, a senior officer of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, assumed duties as the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today (31) having being appointed to the position by President Maithripala Sirisena. The new Foreign Secretary Aryasinha was warmly received by his colleagues this morning, upon arrival at the Ministry. Ambassador Aryasinha […]