The Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka under the leadership of its co-chairs Representative Robert Aderholt (R-AL) and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) recently renewed its registration as a Congressional Member Organization of the 115th U.S. Congress. The Caucus comprises House Representatives from both the Republican and Democratic parties. Former House Representative Chris Van Hollen was the democratic [...]

The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka informs that pursuant to Section 4 of the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act No. 5 of 2016, disadvantaged persons who were unable to pursue their rights for the recovery of any immovable property, including land, during the armed conflict in Sri Lanka, are entitled to institute action to avail [...]

Sri Lanka was accorded the privilege of sharing the podium with distinguished U.S. statesmen and government officials at a public event organized by the United States’ House of Representatives’ House Democracy Partnership (HDP) on July 13. The event titled Strong Legislatures as a Bulwark Against Autocracy was co-hosted by HDP’s Chairman Congressman Peter Roskam and Ranking Congress [...]

Message from the President of Sri Lanka to the President of the United States of America His Excellency Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America Your Excellency, The government and the people of Sri Lanka join me in congratulating you and the government and the people of the United States of America [...]

The Embassy of Sri Lanka conveys sincere gratitude to all donors for their humanitarian support and generous contributions to the people affected by the recent devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka has so far received a considerable amount of donations/ relief material from many States, donor agencies and individuals [...]

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the USA, Prasad Kariyawasam, who has been a member of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers since its inception in March 2004, and the first Chair of the Committee , was re-elected for the fourth time at the Election held at the UN in New York on 28 June 2017, at [...]

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) of the United States Congress welcomed members of parliament of four HDP partner countries, including Sri Lanka to an exchange programme in the second week of June. A bipartisan group of members of Sri Lankan Parliament comprising State Minister of Agriculture Wasantha Aluwihare, Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment Anuradha Jayaratne, Keheliya [...]

On 2nd May 2017, in a historic move, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of Sri Lanka approved Sri Lanka’s first National Reconciliation Policy. The process for developing the National Reconciliation Policy was initiated in September 2015 by the Office for National Unity & Reconciliation (ONUR) chaired by Former President Her Excellency Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike [...]