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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.

Sri Lanka’s engagement with the UNDP to be focused on revitalized drive for economic development and achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and the Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Development Programme Kanni Wignaraja who is currently on a private visit to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Friday, 20 December 2019.

Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Switzerland exchange views on arrest of Sri Lankan employee of Swiss Mission

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena this evening (18 December) received a telephone call from the Foreign Minister of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis regarding the status of the Sri Lankan employee at the Swiss Embassy Ms. Garnier Banister Francis.