Chief of Defence Staff, Commanders of the Navy, Army and Air Force, Distinguished delegates and guests, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, This is the 8th successive year in which the Galle Dialogue Maritime Conference is being held in Sri Lanka, attracting to our Island Nation, personnel from Navies both near and far, and academics and experts in [...]

In an attempt to directly approach US consumers, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC participated in a travel fair held at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Wheaton, Maryland on October 5. The travel fair targeted to educate senior citizens of the area on travel opportunities and resources available  was organized for the first time. Displayed at the Sri Lanka stall [...]

The second session of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Road Show was held at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Washington DC on October 3. Thirteen Sri Lankan companies, among them Jetwing Travels (Pvt.) Ltd. and Aitken Spence Travels , and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) participated in the Road Show organized by the SLTPB for the first [...]

Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya led a multiparty parliamentary delegation to the U.S. capital from September 25-29. The delegation included Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Women and Child Affairs Chandrani Bandara, State Minister of Irrigation & Water Resources Management Palitha Range Bandara, Members of [...]

A very good evening to all of you! His Excellency the President of the General Assembly Excellencies His Excellency the Secretary General of the United Nations Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen  It gives me great pleasure to be able to commence my address to the 72nd Session of the General Assembly while congratulating the newly appointed [...]

Sri Lanka deplores the sixth nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 3 September 2017. This act, which is in repeated violation of UN Security Council Resolutions threatens peace and stability in the region and beyond. Sri Lanka joins the international community in urging the DPRK to refrain from further [...]

The U.S. Department of State has advised that at 5am EDT Hurricane Irma was located 495 miles southeast of Miami, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.  According to its forecast track, the core of the hurricane will be near the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula Sunday morning.  Irma is forecast to [...]

Remarks by Prasad Kariyawasam Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Panel on Peace in the Indian Ocean Region Indian Ocean Conference 2017, Colombo: 1st September 2017  Good morning to everyone and a warm welcome to Day 2 of the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference. Shri S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary of India will deliver the Keynote Address of [...]