Ms. Hanaa Singer, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Sri Lanka, Staff of the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka, UN Volunteers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I consider it a special honour to represent the Government of Sri Lanka to mark the United Nations Day with the UN Country Team, today. This is because […]

  His Excellency Bryce Hutchesson High Commissioner of Australia,   Mrs. W.M.M.R. Adikari Secretary to the Ministry of Justice & Prison Reforms, and Chair of the National Task Force against Human Trafficking,   Mr. Giuseppe Crocetti Chief of Mission of IOM,   Ambassador Pamela Deen Director General of the BIDTI,   Representatives of the Media, […]

  Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the people and the government of Sri Lanka, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the General Assembly for organizing the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. We speak today of Nelson Mandela, a great humanitarian, a leader who exemplified reconciliation, […]

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, […]