Ravinatha Aryasinha, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and Vadym Prystaiko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine signed the “Agreement on Visa Exemption for the Nationals holding Diplomatic, Service or Official Passports” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 26th September 2019.
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha on 26th September 2019 underscored the relevance of the Bandung Principles at a time when global multilateral mechanisms are under strain, when addressing the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held in New York, on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Sri Lankan Baritone Gehan Cooray will perform an array of operatic arias, classical melodies, and songs from Broadway and Hollywood on Monday 14 October at 8:00PM at the Zankel Hall. The performance titled “From the Heart of a Baritone is presented by North American Aviation Group Inc and will run for 90 minutes.
Sri Lanka has sought expertise in preventing violent extremism (PVE) from the Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund (GCERF), in the post Easter Sunday scenario where violent extremism has become the biggest threat to national security. At the invitation of the Foreign Ministry, the Executive Director of GCERF, Dr.
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said post 21/4 has been a ‘litmus test’ on Sri Lanka’s resolve to adhere to human rights standards, while fighting terrorism, and also to determine the robustness and shortcomings of the democratic institutions that have been strengthened in recent years.