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Foreign Secretary Aryasinha meets Human Rights Council President in Geneva

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Ahead of the upcoming 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) scheduled to commence next Monday (24 February), Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha briefed the President of the HRC Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger on the decision of the Government of Sri Lanka to withdraw its co-sponsorship of Resolution 40/1 of March 2019 on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’, which also incorporates and builds on preceding Resolutions 30/1 of October 201

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations together with the Sri Lankan community in the tri-state area of New York celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of Independence

Monday, 17 February 2020

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, in association with the Sri Lankan community of the tri-State area of New York, celebrated the 72nd Anniversary of Independence on 9th February 2020 at the High School of Fashion Industries Auditorium in New York.  The event was attended by an audience of over 700 persons.

Foreign Relations Minister conveys Sri Lanka’s strong objections on the imposition of travel restrictions on Lt. Gen.Shavendra Silva and immediate family

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardenatoday (16 February 2020) formally conveyed to the US Ambassador AlainaTeplitzSri Lanka’s strong objections on the imposition of travel restrictions by the Government of the United States of America on Lt. Gen.Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army and Actg. Chief of Defence Staff, as well as his immediate family.

Sri Lanka takes strong objection to the imposition of travel restrictions on Lt. Gen. Silva and his immediate family by the US

Saturday, 15 February 2020

It was announced a short while ago that the US Department of State has designated Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, current Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and Acting Chief of Defense Staff and his immediate family members. The public designation makes them ineligible for entry into the United States.

President of Guinea-Bissau meets Prime Minister during his brief visit to Sri Lanka

Friday, 14 February 2020

President of the Republic of Guinia-Bissau, Umaro Cissoko Embalo, accompanied by Ms. Suzi Barbosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau who made a brief visit to Sri Lanka this morning en route to Spain called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa  at Temple Trees. 

“Timelines evolved externally would hinder process of reconciliation”: Sri Lanka’s envoy tell the UN Security Council

Friday, 14 February 2020

“Timelines evolved externally in achieving stated objectives would only seek to hinder the process of reconciliation since they would be bereft of ground realities” emphasized Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Kshenuka Senewiratne during a one day debate at the UN Security Council titled “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Transitional Justice in conflict and post-conflict situations,” held on 13th February 2020.  She added that when seeking m