The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC participated in the 7th Annual "Winternational" Embassy Showcase held on 6 December 2018 at the International Trade Center in Washington DC.

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The Charge D’ Affaires, participated in the state funeral of former US President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on 5th December 2018. On 3rd December 2018, he attended a special ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC and together with  members of the diplomatic corps to paid his respects to the former US President whose remains laid in state at the Capitol from 3rd to 5th December 2018.

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Trade Winds Indo - Pacific Business Networking Reception, organized by the US Department of Commerce was held for US companies and diplomatic officers from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka on 13th November 2018 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Centre in Washington DC, USA.

 The new Cabinet of Ministers took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today (Dec 20)

Foreign Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama briefed foreign diplomats based in Colombo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning (12). The Minister clarified the chain of events that compelled President Maithripala Sirisena to arrive at the decision to dissolve Parliament. He emphasized the constitutionality of the steps taken by President Sirisena and added that having being elected through a nation-wide vote, the President derives his authority directly from the people of Sri Lanka. The Minister said in the event of a conflict between the organs of government, seeking a mandate from people who are sovereign ensures that democracy prevails. Minister Amunugama also made special note of the peaceful atmosphere that continues to prevail in Sri Lanka, in the midst of internal political changes. This is to the credit of the people of Sri Lanka and re-affirms the democratic traditions of the country. Through the measures adopted, the Minister added, the Executive has discharged his responsibility of ensuring the security and safety of all Sri Lankans, which may have been compromised by the growing tension and the departure from parliamentary traditions. Several country representatives present at the briefing expressed their confidence in the strength of Sri Lanka’s long standing democratic traditions in resolving this internal matter.

Foreign Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama, said that there was no justification for the Travel Advisories issued by a few countries, since there have been no incidents of violence or disruption in the country following the recent events.

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