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Foreign Minister briefs diplomatic community on COVID- 19 preventive measures

Friday, 06 March 2020

Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena briefed the Diplomatic community on the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and the preventive measures the Government of Sri Lanka contemplates taking. The Foreign Minister apprised that adequate preventive measures to curtail the transmission of the virus have been taken by the Government.

Sri Lanka will lead Science, Technology and Innovation Sector in BIMSTEC

Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Sri Lanka will lead the Science, Technology and Innovation sector in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). A BIMSTEC Facility for Technology Transfer is planned to be opened in Sri Lanka in the future.  Sri Lanka will also appoint a Director to the BIMSTEC Secretariat in June this year.

Agenda Item 2 General Debate: Presentation of the written update on the implementation of HRC Resolution 30/1 by the High Commissioner for Human Rights pursuant to HRC resolution 40/1, OHCHR Report - (A/HRC/43/19)

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Agenda Item 2 General Debate: Presentation of the written update on the implementation of HRC Resolution 30/1 by the High Commissioner for Human Rights pursuant to HRC resolution 40/1, OHCHR Report on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ (A/HRC/43/19)

27 February 2020

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.