Considering the numerous inquiries concerning the current situation as regards the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan on 11th March 2011 and subsequent developments, the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka wishes to share the following website addresses which would provide up-to-date information.   1.      Countermeasures for 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean earthquake http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/topics/2011/earthquake2011tohoku.html 2.      […]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a message to Emperor of Japan, Akihito expressed sympathy on the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan today (11) and stated, ‘we pray for solace for those affected by the disaster and for the rapid recovery of the Japanese people and nation’. Japan is a very close and dear friend of […]

The Ministry of External Affairs has set up an information desk at the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry to provide information to Sri Lankan nationals who wish to ascertain the wellbeing of their next of kin in Japan, following the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan today (11th March 2011). Those who are unable […]

Upon hearing of the earth quake and the tsunami that struck the northern and eastern parts of Japan this afternoon, President Mahinda Rajapaksa spoke to the Japanese Ambassador in Colombo Mr. Kunio Takahashi and expressed his condolence on the destruction caused to lives and property. Ministry of External AffairsColombo 11 March 2011

The Ministry of External Affairs wishes with regard to the Resolution (S.Res.84) adopted by the Senate of the United States on 1st March 2011, to emphasize the following:  (a)  the Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) of Sri Lanka has a wide ranging mandate, which among other matters clearly empowers the Commission to inquire into […]

The leader of the South Asia Delegation of the European Parliament, Mrs. Jean Lambert (Greens/UK) commended the Govt. on the “tremendous efforts and progress made by the Government to remove the legacy of the conflict”. The observations were made during the concluding interaction between the Delegation and the Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris […]

The Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris and Mr. Alistair Burt, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, agreed to further strengthen Sri Lanka – UK bilateral relations in a number of areas, particularly in the field of trade and business during their meeting yesterday (22/02/2011) at the Ministry […]

The European Union (EU) has re-listed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) following a comprehensive review of listed terrorist groups. The announcement was made through Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 83/2011 of 31 January 2011, published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The EU terrorist listings made in terms of article 2(3) […]

The Government of Sri Lanka welcomes the smooth and peaceful transition of power in Egypt.  Sri Lanka and Egypt enjoy warm and close ties.  It is in this context that Sri Lanka wishes for the people of Egypt, progress and stability within a democratic framework of governance. Ministry of External AffairsColombo 15th  February 2011

Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka had bilateral discussions with Shri S.M. Krishna, Minister of External  Affairs of India on the sidelines of the 33rd Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers in Thimpu, Bhutan.