Remarks to Media by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs on Human Rights Day Ministry of Foreign Affairs

December 10, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Ladies & Gentleman, Today is Human Rights Day, as you know. And as in the past, Sri Lanka will join the countries of the world in commemorating this important event. But this year, Sri Lanka’s commemorations...

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Ambassador Kariyawasam speaks at the United States Institute of Peace

December 1, 2015 at 6:44 pm

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal and US Assistant Secretary of State for...

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Ambassador Samantha Power visits Sri Lanka

November 25, 2015 at 11:49 am

“I cannot think of a country in the world today where there has been this much change in this short a period of time.” – Ambassador Samantha Power, Colombo, November 23rd United States Permanent...

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Annual Review of Proscribed Entities under UN Regulation No. 1 of 2012

November 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm

The Government of Sri Lanka proscribed 16 organisations and 424 individuals under Gazette Extraordinary No. 1854/41 on 21 March 2014 using powers under the United Nations Act No. 45 of 1968. The proscription...

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Sri Lanka elected to the UNESCO Executive Board

November 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Sri Lanka was elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on 11 November 2015 during the 38th General Conference in Paris. Sri Lanka was...

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THE TRAJECTORY OF SRI LANKA’S DEMOCRACY: FIVE MINUTES WITH AMBASSADOR PRASAD KARIYAWASAM

November 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

Following an event hosted by the Asian Pacific Forum and Georgetown University’s Asian Studies Program, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs sat down with H.E. Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam, the...

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