Statement by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

March 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm

Mr. President, Madam Deputy High Commissioner, Distinguished Delegates, It is an honour for me to be here today at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council representing the Government of Sri...

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Update on current situation in Sri Lanka -Kandy returns to normalcy

March 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

Sri Lanka has fully returned to normal after the recent unrest in a part of the Kandy District and all activities including tourism have returned to normal, states the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau. The...

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Special Announcement by President Maithripala Sirisena on March 06th, 2018

March 7, 2018 at 5:04 pm

I decided the make this special address today, as a tense situation has occurred during the last few days owing to several very unfortunate incidents in several parts of the country, causing disharmony...

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President Promulgates State of Emergency for a Period of One Week

March 6, 2018 at 8:06 pm

This afternoon, acting in terms of section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance, President Maithripala Sirisena promulgated a state of emergency for a limited period of one week by bringing into force section...

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Peace Corps to Re-establish Program in Sri Lanka

February 28, 2018 at 2:53 pm

COLOMBO, February 26, 2018 – Sheila Crowley, Acting Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana signed a new bilateral agreement to re-establish a Peace Corps...

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