Sri Lanka tourism received a tremendous boost and strong acclamation from a group of leading travel agents and tour operators at a destination promotional event hosted by the Sri Lanka Embassy at its chancery premises in Washington DC on 14th November 2019.
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, over the past four decades Sri Lanka has provided valuable case studies to the world in the successes in the operationalization of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and humanitarian diplomacy, as well as the challenges entailed in doing so, many in which the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been a valued partner.
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has called for an overarching security architecture tasked to mitigate regional security challenges in the Indian Ocean Region, giving priority to the littoral states and sensitive to the interests of all maritime users of the Indian Ocean.
Addressing the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan on 26 October 2019, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana reaffirmed Sri Lanka's commitment to the founding principles of the Non-Aligned Movement and called for the group's collective attention to the need to address contemporary global challenges, highlighting in particular, poverty and terrorism.
Leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday.