Statement by Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Diplomatic Corps on 28 August 2008 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to have this opportunity of meeting you once again, as part of our regular interaction with the diplomatic community. I strongly believe that such a dialogue is important and useful in […]

Statement by Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama, at 15th NAM Ministerial Conference Tehran 29th July 2008 Mr. Chairman, let me at the outset congratulate your Excellency Mr. Manouchehr Mottaki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on assuming the Chair of the 15th NAM Ministerial Conference. I am confident that with your experience and […]

Speech by Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Foreign Affairs At the Inaugural Session of the NAM Ministerial Conference on behalf of Asian Group Tehran – 29 July ‘08 Mr. Chairman, It is my privilege today to address this Inaugural Session of the Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement on behalf of the Asian Group. For […]

Counter Terrorism: Sri Lanka’s Experience Mr Chairman Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen I am delighted to have this opportunity to address you at the Asian Study Centre here in Cairo and to share my thoughts on the challenges Sri Lanka faces today. Yours is a highly reputed institute with a distinguished history as a centre of […]

Mr Chairman Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen: I thank you Mr. Whalley for your kind words of introduction. I am delighted to have the opportunity once again to speak at the IISS. We hold in high esteem the work of IISS and consider it a privilege to be associated with your activities, in particular the Annual […]

Issuing a new year message, Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said in this new year ’We need to focus on a more people centred diplomacy by connecting with people at all levels. We will need to be proactive in diplomacy, friends to all, and enemies to none and based on our traditional non-aligned value based approach’. […]