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 […]

  The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Sarath Amunugama assumed duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday 30 October 2018. The Minister was received by the Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam and senior officials upon arrival at the Ministry. Foreign Minister Amunugama addressed the senior staff of […]

The Valedictory Session of the Sri Lanka Foreign Policy and Economic Diplomacy Dialogue, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was held at the Ministry on Friday (26 October). The participating diplomats from 23 countries received their certificates from Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam following the conclusion of the programme. Organized as part of the Economic Diplomacy […]

The Seventh Session of the Sri Lanka-South Africa Partnership Forum was held on 16 October 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo to review political and economic relations and strengthen cooperation between the two countries. The Sri Lanka delegation to the Partnership Forum was led by Sumith Nakandala, Additional Secretary (Bilateral Affairs) of […]

The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to media reports attributed to President Maithripala Sirisena alleging the involvement of an Indian Intelligence Service in a plot to assassinate him. The Ministry wishes to clarify that the media reports in this connection are baseless and false. The Ministry wishes to emphasize that […]