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BIMSTEC leaders decide to rationalize organization as Sri Lanka assumes Chairmanship

Monday, 03 September 2018

BIMSTEC Leaders decide to rationalize the Organization as Sri Lanka assumes Chairmanship 

Sri Lanka was handed over the Chairmanship of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), at the conclusion of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit held in Kathmandu, on 31 August 2018 .

Sri Lanka Army Chief of Staff addresses United Nations High-Level Conference of Heads of Counter Terrorism Agencies of Member States

Friday, 29 June 2018

Major General W.B.D.P. Fernando, Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army speaking at the first ever United Nations High-Level Conference of Heads of Counter Terrorism Agencies of Member States at the United Nations Headquarters in New York today (29 June 2018) noted that as a country that had experienced first-hand the suffering of its people due to terrorism, Sri Lanka understands that a key pillar of counter-terrorism is prevention and addressing the root causes of conflict.

Ambassador Perera calls for an ‘all of UN’ approach to countering terrorism

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Ambassador Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in a statement delivered at the Global Counter Terrorism Strategy Plenary Meeting at the UN General Assembly on 26 June 2018, said that as a country that once suffered under the yoke of terrorism for nearly thirty years and successfully eradicated the scourge from its shores in 2009, Sri Lanka is acutely aware of the need for sharing information technology, databases, and intelligence in combating terrorism.

Minister Sagala Ratnayake speaks at first ever Security Council Arria formula meeting on maritime Security

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Mr. Sagala Ratnayake, Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development was in New York last week, invited by the United Nations to serve as a briefer at the first ever United Nations Security Council Arria Formula Meeting on the subject of ‘Maritime Crime as a Threat to International Peace and Security’.