Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, over the past four decades Sri Lanka has provided valuable case studies to the world in the successes in the operationalization of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and humanitarian diplomacy, as well as the challenges entailed in doing so, many in which the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been a valued partner.
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has called for an overarching security architecture tasked to mitigate regional security challenges in the Indian Ocean Region, giving priority to the littoral states and sensitive to the interests of all maritime users of the Indian Ocean.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in New York, in collaboration with Walgreens Duane Reade Pharmacy held its Annual Flu Shot Clinic for Diplomats of the Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York and their families at its premises on Tuesday, 29th October 2019. This is the 4th consecutive year that the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka has organized this service for the Diplomatic Community in New York.
Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN • Updated 31st October 2019
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Addressing the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan on 26 October 2019, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana reaffirmed Sri Lanka's commitment to the founding principles of the Non-Aligned Movement and called for the group's collective attention to the need to address contemporary global challenges, highlighting in particular, poverty and terrorism.
A reception on the occasion of Deepavali was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations on Sunday, 27th October 2019, at the Mission premises. The event was attended by members of the Sri Lankan community from the Tri-State area.
Leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday.
Asserting that despite many domestic priorities Sri Lanka has discharged its obligations in paying its assessments to date, the Sri Lanka delegation to the UNGA this week called on the United Nations Secretariat to utilize the available resources received from the Member States in a more effective, impartial and transparent manner, at a time when the Organization is battling its worst financial crisis leading to the implantation of austerity measures and limited operations.