The Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena conveyed his deep appreciation to the Cuban Government for the support extended through the dispatch of a Cuban medical team to the Republic of Haiti to attend to the medical needs of Sri Lankans employed in Haiti. The Foreign Minister conveyed these sentiments during a meeting with the Cuban Ambassador in Sri Lanka Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez on Tuesday 12 May at the Foreign Ministry. The five-member medical team was dispatched by the Cuban authorities on the express request of the Sri Lankan Government to support the over-50 apparel sector employees in Haiti.
The Deputy High Commissioner of India in Colombo Vinod Jacob today made a token handover of the fourth consignment of essential medicines and medical items to Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medical Services Pavithra Wanniarachchi, and Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha at the Ministry of Foreign Relations.
Sincere appreciation to Dr Sukumar Nagendran & Members of the Royal College Old Boys East Coast Foundation, USA, for the laudable project of Rs15mn for enhancing the facilities of the Nurses' Quarters at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) Sri Lanka, at the request of the Presidential Taskforce for Covid-19 Control.
The facility was opened on Vesak day by Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN
With the Permission of the Most Venerable Members of the Maha Sanga
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is with great pleasure that I join all of you to celebrate this thrice-blessed day of Vesak. I wish to thank Mr. Visita Leelaratne for organizing this event on an international scale this year, despite the trying times we face today.
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha participated in a television interview, recorded today (07 May 2020), at the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) where he expanded on the Cabinet Paper presented by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations regards "addressing the vulnerable sectors of the migrant labour category of Overseas Sri Lankans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by the Government of Sri Lanka".
Please find below directions issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to authorized dealers of the recently launched Special Deposit Accounts (SDA). The directions from the CBSL provide further information regarding the SDAs, including eligibility, opening and maintaining accounts, interest and other conditions. Contact details of the relevant banks are also given to obtain further information.