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Foreign Minister calls for concrete action on SAARC intra-regional trade

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena requested the SAARC Member Countries to take concrete action to improve intra-trade in the region without compromising security concerns. He made this remark at an event to commemorate the 35th SAARC Charter Day at the Taj Samudra Hotel on 10 December 2019, organised by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Foreign Ministry comments on the Judgement in the Case of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando

Saturday, 07 December 2019

The judgement in the case of Majuran Sathananthan vs. Brigadier Andige Priyanka Indunil Fernando, the trial of which was completed at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 19 November 2019, was delivered by the Chief Magistrate of the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2019. The Chief Magistrate delivered the judgement under Section 4A of the Public Order Act of the UK and imposed a lower notional financial penalty, but did not consider it appropriate to issue a warrant.

State Minister Susil Premajayantha reiterates need to maintain close ties with neighbouring states

Friday, 29 November 2019

State Minister Susil Premajayantha assumed duties as the State Minister of International Cooperation on 28 November 2019 and was received by Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha and other senior officials upon his arrival at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.

Alleged incident relating to Swiss Embassy staff member

Thursday, 28 November 2019

The Government of Sri Lanka has taken serious note of the alleged criminal incident concerning a locally recruited staff member of the Embassy of Switzerland in Colombo, on Monday 25 November 2019.

On being informed of the alleged incident yesterday, the Police has taken immediate action to commence an investigation into the matter.

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena calls on Foreign Ministry Officials to rise to new challenges

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena assumed duties at the Foreign Ministry on Monday 25 November 2019.

Minister Gunawardena was received by Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha and other senior officials upon his arrival at the Ministry. Following religious observances, the Minister officially assumed duties.

His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Party (SLPP) elected as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka

Monday, 18 November 2019

His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Party (SLPP) was elected as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka, receiving 52.25% of the votes, amounting to 6,924,255 of the total valid votes of 13,252,499 and was officially sworn in as President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on 18th November 2019.