The Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr. Michael R. Pompeo will undertake an Official visit to Sri Lanka from 27 to 28 October 2020, on an invitation extended by his Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C. organized a Buddha Pooja and Dhamma Sermon on 01st of October 2020 at the Embassy premises in view of Adhi Vap Poya day. This is the first such Dhamma Sermon organized by the Embassy, following the unveiling of the statue of Lord Buddha at the Embassy premises on 02nd September 2020.
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena led the Sri Lankan delegation to the informal meeting of the Council of Ministers of the eight-member South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on 24 September 2020. The annual event, which traditionally takes place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, was convened in virtual mode this year amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.