Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena today (16 February 2020) formally conveyed to the US Ambassador AlainaTeplitz Sri Lanka’s strong objections on the imposition of travel restrictions by the Government of the United States of America on Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army and Actg. Chief of Defence Staff, as well as his immediate family. Earlier on Friday (14 February 2020), the Foreign Ministry had issued the Government of Sri Lanka’s immediate reaction following the announcement by the US Secretary of State.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC marked 72ndAnniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence by conducting an official ceremony at the Chancery premises in Washington DC on 04th February 2020.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC marked the ceremonial commencement of work in the new year 2020 with a special programme conducted at the chancery building on 02nd January 2020.
On the occasion of celebrating the birth of the Jesus Christ, the Embassy staff together with their families and friends celebrated Christmas at the chancery premises in Washington DC on 22nd December 2019, in a spirit of unity and harmony.