Foreign Secretary Aryasinha says Post 21/4 a ‘litmus test’ for Sri Lanka in protecting human rights while fighting terrorism

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said post 21/4 has been a ‘litmus test’ on Sri Lanka’s resolve to adhere to human rights standards, while fighting terrorism, and also to determine the robustness and shortcomings of the democratic institutions that have been strengthened in recent years.

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Joint Press Release Following the Meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka 4th Working Group on Good Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights

The fourth meeting of the Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights under the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was held in Colombo on 30 August 2019.

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Sri Lanka seeks assistance in preventing violent extremism

Sri Lanka has sought expertise in preventing violent extremism (PVE) from the Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund (GCERF), in the post Easter Sunday scenario where violent extremism has become the biggest threat to national security. At the invitation of the Foreign Ministry, the Executive Director of GCERF, Dr. Khalid Koser was in Sri Lanka from 27 – 30 August, and met with political leaders, senior officials and other stakeholders with a view to ascertain possible programmes for GCERF assistance.

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Sri Lankan performing artists and musicians felicitated in Washington DC

On an initiative taken by Ambassador Rodney Perera, the Sri Lankan Embassy hosted felicitation ceremony on 15th August 2019 at the chancery premises at which a group of iconic Sri Lankan performing and musical composers were honored and celebrated in recognition of their lifetime contribution for the Sri Lankan drama and music industry.

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Officials at the U.S. State Department Witnesses a Scintillating Traditional Kandyan Drums Performance by the Sri Lankan Descent American Youth

A group of Sri Lankan descent American youth performed a traditional Kandyan Drums Orchestra at the 10th Annual Cultural Celebration organized by the South Asian American Employee Association of the U.S. Department of State on 01st of August 2019.

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