WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE 2015 Honorable Speaker, I wish to answer the questions posed by the Hon. Leader of Opposition, relating to the US State Department Report titled ‘Country Reports on Terrorism and Patterns of Global Terrorism.’ The US State Department released their Counterterrorism Report this June 2015. The report covered the calendar year 2014, during […]

Statement by Hon. Ajith P. Perera, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, at the High Level Conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on ‘Security and Stability in the Region of SCO’ 4th June 2015, Moscow

Remarks by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka  at the National Press Club, Washington DC 12 February 2015 Sri Lanka – US Relations  Mr. John Hughes, Excellencies, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,  Thank you Mr. Hughes for the introduction. I am delighted to be here in Washington. It has been a good […]

21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem Statement by Sri Lanka 23 July 2014 Mr. President, We welcome the convening of this special session of the Human Rights Council to address the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East […]

                     UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC) FORUM ON YOUTH – 2014: “#Youth2015: Realizing the Future They Want” Statement by Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth and Skills Development, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka The World Conference on Youth – 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates and Youth Representatives, It […]

This country was united as a free country on a day like today (May 18), in 2009.  Every inch of our country and the two thirds of the coastal line was regained for our mother Lanka on a day like today, exactly five years ago. Peace, stability, real democracy and every freedom were offered to […]