Upon the invitation of His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, undertook a State Visit to the Philippines from15 to 19 January 2019. Recognizing the importance of the visit as the first by a Sri Lankan President […]

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana has called on Sri Lankan diplomats to boost the image of Sri Lanka overseas through efficient and effective execution of public diplomacy, utilizing its intrinsic brands such as Buddhism, gems, tea, spices, high-end export products and the warmth of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality. Minister Marapana made these remarks at the certificate […]

At the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka, members of the ‘Friends of Sri Lanka Group’ of the European Parliament Geoffrey Van Orden, MEP and William (Earl of) Dartmouth, MEP undertook a visit to the country from 2 to 6 January 2019. During their 5 day stay, the Parliamentarians held wide consultations with representatives […]

  The Government of the Republic of Italy with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mrs. Rita Giuliana Mannella as the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Paolo Andrea Bartorelli. She presented her credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 03 […]

The Government of the Republic of Congo with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. André Poh as the Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Félix Ngoma. He presented his credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 03 December 2018 at […]

  The Government of the Republic of Ghana with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Michael Nii Nortey Oquaye as the High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Samuel Panyin Yalley. He presented his credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka […]

The Government of the Republic of Croatia with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Petar Ljubičić as the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Amir Muharemi. He presented his credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 03 December 2018 at […]

An Indian fishing trawler had sunk, south of Delft Island at 1815 hours on 28 November when it collided with the Sri Lanka Naval ship Edithara II. This unfortunate incident happened while the Sri Lanka Navy was escorting approximately 30 Indian fishing trawlers that had been poaching within Sri Lankan waters. The collision had occurred […]

Foreign Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama led the Sri Lanka delegation to the swearing-in ceremony of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldives on 17 November 2018. Seen here, Foreign Minister Dr. Amunugama congratulating the newly sworn-in President.   21 November 2018 ——————————————— මාලදිවයින් ජනාධිපති සෝලි මහතා වෙත විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය ආචාර්ය අමුණුගම මහතා සිය සුබ […]

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 […]