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Media Statement

Monday, 06 January 2020


Sri Lanka is deeply concerned about the growing tensions in the Middle East following the assassination of a senior Iranian leader. 

Sri Lanka urges all parties to act with utmost restraint and maintain peace and security through constructive dialogue in order to de-escalate the threat to the stability of the region.

Sri Lanka’s engagement with the UNDP to be focused on revitalized drive for economic development and achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and the Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Development Programme Kanni Wignaraja who is currently on a private visit to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Friday, 20 December 2019.

Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Switzerland exchange views on arrest of Sri Lankan employee of Swiss Mission

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena this evening (18 December) received a telephone call from the Foreign Minister of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis regarding the status of the Sri Lankan employee at the Swiss Embassy Ms. Garnier Banister Francis.

Foreign Minister Motegi reaffirms Japan's support to broaden cooperation with Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 December 2019

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi called on Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena today at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo. Recalling vivid milestones of mutually rewarding relations, the two countries share, the Japanese Minister assured the support of the Government of Japan to strengthen and diversify cooperation between the two countries towards the realization of the vision of the new Government.

Foreign Secretary Aryasinha calls for the regaining of Sri Lanka’s economic prominence in Egypt

Monday, 16 December 2019

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has called for the regaining of Sri Lanka’s economic prominence in Egypt to its traditional strength, consistent with the shared history, excellent bilateral political relations and the collaborative role the two countries play in the multilateral sphere.