English Translation of the Impromptu Address by President Maithripala Sirisena at the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly

September 27, 2016 at 9:59 am

Good Evening Blessings of the Triple Gem to all of you Ayubovan Vanakkam As-salamu alaykum It is an extremely happy occasion for me to participate in this 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly,...

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) Inter-Sessional Meeting

September 3, 2016 at 4:22 pm

An inter-sessional meeting of the U.S.-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council meeting was held on September 1, 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  The meeting was Co-Chaired by Sri...

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REMARKS TO MEDIA BY FOREIGN MINISTER MANGALA SAMARAWEERA, FOLLOWING TALKS WITH US UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (DESIGNATE) FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS THOMAS SHANNON

December 15, 2015 at 10:46 am

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It has been an honor and a privilege to welcome Ambassador Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs- designate, to Sri Lanka, this evening. As...

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Ambassador Kariyawasam speaks at the United States Institute of Peace

December 1, 2015 at 6:44 pm

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal and US Assistant Secretary of State for...

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Annual Review of Proscribed Entities under UN Regulation No. 1 of 2012

November 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm

The Government of Sri Lanka proscribed 16 organisations and 424 individuals under Gazette Extraordinary No. 1854/41 on 21 March 2014 using powers under the United Nations Act No. 45 of 1968. The proscription...

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Sri Lanka elected to the UNESCO Executive Board

November 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Sri Lanka was elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on 11 November 2015 during the 38th General Conference in Paris. Sri Lanka was...

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