Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga, Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police of the Swiss Confederation undertook a three-day visit to Sri Lanka, during which she called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The main highlight of the visit was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of […]

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana led the Sri Lanka delegation to the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting held on 4 August 2018 in Singapore. Inaugurated in 1994 in Thailand, the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) is the principal forum for security dialogue in the Asia-Pacific region which seeks to promote regional development and prosperity […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has confirmed that, with effect from 01 August 2018, Sri Lankan citizens holding valid travel documents could apply for visa on arrival at the international border check points of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo   01 August 2018   […]

The 8th  Bi-Annual Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association was held inDurban, South Africa on 30-31 July 2018. Speaking at the inaugural session, Sri Lanka’s head of delegation Saroja Sirisena, Director General/Economic Affairs (Multilateral) of the Foreign Ministry, emphasised that the time is ripe for IORA, which is the premier […]

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC will arrive in  Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 01 August for a four-day official visit. This will be her first visit to the country since she assumed the Office of Secretary-General in April 2016. On 01 August, the Secretary-General will call on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and meet the Minister […]

Representing Sri Lanka at the Conference to Advance Religious Freedom, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam remarked that Sri Lanka remains committed to advance and uphold the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; including freedom to change ones religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in […]

Sri Lanka and Kuwait discuss future cooperation: Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait Ali Suleiman Al-Saeed called on Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana on 24 July 2018. Additionally,the Kuwaiti delegation held detailed discussions on bilateral cooperation between Kuwait and Sri Lanka with Additional Secretary (Bilateral Affairs) Sumith Nakandala and Foreign Ministry and other […]

The 3rd Sri Lanka –Japan Dialogue on Maritime Security, Safety and Oceanic Issues was held on 19 July, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo. The Dialogue forms an important pillar of cooperation envisaged in the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership between the two countries concluded during the official visit of Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister […]

His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-Cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, and his delegation paid an Official Visit to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka from 12 to 13 July 2018 at the invitation of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister of Thailand […]

State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake paid an official visit to El Salvador from 6 -9 July 2018 to represent Sri Lanka in the first session of bilateral political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and El Salvador. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Integration and Economic Promotion Carlos Castaneda led […]