The Interim Report of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP), which was handed over to His Excellency the President and Hon. Prime Minister on 05 September 2018. Download PDF 2018 සැප්තැම්බර් 05 වැනි දින අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා සහ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා වෙත භාරදෙන ලද අතුරුදහන්වූ තැනැත්තන් පිළිබඳ කාර්යාලයේ අතුරු වාර්තාව. Download PDF 2018 செப்டம்பர் 5ம் திகதி அதிமேதகு ஜனாதிபதி […]

  “Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region” We, the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Chief Advisor of the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Prime Minister of Nepal, the President of […]

“Security in an Era of Global Disruptions” Distinguished Guests, Ladies & Gentlemen, I take the floor at the end of two days of very serious deliberations on an interesting and extremely relevant and timely topic – Security in an Era of Global Disruptions.  I thank the Commander of the Army for inviting me to speak […]

Your Excellency, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Foreign Minister of Nepal & Chair of the BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, At the outset, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Foreign Minister and the Government of Nepal for the warm welcome and gracious hospitality extended to me and my delegation since our arrival in […]

I am honored to represent Sri Lanka at this first-ever Ministerial to advance religious freedom, convened by Honorable Michael Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States. This important convening of minds coincides with the 70th anniversary of the historic Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which the United States gave leadership, and the 20th […]

Mr. President, We note with regret that the Special Session of the Human Rights Council convenes today, against the backdrop of death and destruction in the Occupied Palestinian Territory as well as violence and mayhem in the region. It is important that the security of civilians in the occupied Palestinian territory receive the utmost consideration […]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Ravinatha Aryasinha Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva   37th Session of the Human Rights Council Item 6: Adoption of the UPR Report Third Cycle of Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review Geneva, 19 March 2018  Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,   I am honoured to be here today, […]

  Joint Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and the U.S. Department of State on the Sri Lanka-United States Partnership Dialogue November 6, 2017   Sharing a commitment to democracy, rule of law, and the prosperity and well-being of our peoples, Sri Lanka and the United States convened the second Partnership […]