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State Minister Susil Premajayantha leads Sri Lanka Delegation to the XII Global Forum on Migration and Development

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

State Minister for International Cooperation Susil Premajayantha led the Sri Lanka delegation to the Twelfth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held in  Quito, Ecuador from 20-24 January 2020.

Death Certificates for Missing after Investigations

Friday, 24 January 2020

Certain International media channels had reported to the effect that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had stated that 20,000 listed as missing are dead. In all these reports however, the crucial detail that necessary investigations would be conducted before a death certificate would be issued had been wittingly or unwittingly omitted. Furthermore, neither President Rajapaksa nor Ms Singer discussed a number. The subject was discussed in very general terms

US Principal Assistant Secretary Ambassador Wells engages in bilateral talks with Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena conveyed Sri Lanka’s appreciation for the development partnership United States has extended to Sri Lanka as well as respect and appreciation for the democratic processes in the country. He articulated these sentiments during discussions in Colombo with US Principal Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice Wells at the Ministry of Foreign Relations this (14 January) morning.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to visit Sri Lanka for bilateral discussions

Monday, 13 January 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Lavrov, will arrive in Sri Lanka on 13 January 2020 for bilateral discussions with Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. This is the first Official visit from the Russian Federation following the Presidential elections in November 2019, and the appointment of a new Cabinet of Ministers in Sri Lanka.  

Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena successfully concludes the first official visit to India

Friday, 10 January 2020


Minister of Foreign Relations, Dinesh Gunawardena, undertaking his first official visit overseas since assumption of office, visited India from 9-10 January 2020 at the invitation of the Minister of External Affairs of India. 

Media Statement

Monday, 06 January 2020


Sri Lanka is deeply concerned about the growing tensions in the Middle East following the assassination of a senior Iranian leader. 

Sri Lanka urges all parties to act with utmost restraint and maintain peace and security through constructive dialogue in order to de-escalate the threat to the stability of the region.