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Media Statement - Comment of the Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Following the statement of the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary General yesterday(25 September 2019) that the UN Department of Peace Operations has decided to repatriate a Sri Lankan Army unit and individual officers currently serving with UN Peacekeeping due to concerns on the appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, the Government of Sri Lanka is in discussion on this issue with the UN.

Agreement on Visa Exemption for the Nationals holding Diplomatic, Service or Official Passports signed between Sri Lanka and Ukraine

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Ravinatha Aryasinha, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and Vadym Prystaiko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine signed the “Agreement on Visa Exemption for the Nationals holding Diplomatic, Service or Official Passports” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 26th September 2019.

Foreign Secretary Aryasinha underscores the relevance of the Bandung Principles as global multilateral mechanisms come under strain

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha on 26th September 2019 underscored the relevance of the Bandung Principles at a time when global multilateral mechanisms are under strain, when addressing the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held in New York, on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sri Lankan Baritone to perform at Carnegie Hall in aid of Children affected in Easter Sunday Attacks

Monday, 09 September 2019

Sri Lankan Baritone Gehan Cooray will perform an array of operatic arias, classical melodies, and songs from Broadway and Hollywood on Monday 14 October at 8:00PM at the Zankel Hall. The performance titled “From the Heart of a Baritone is presented by North American Aviation Group Inc and will run for 90 minutes.

Sri Lanka seeks assistance in preventing violent extremism

Monday, 02 September 2019

Sri Lanka has sought expertise in preventing violent extremism (PVE) from the Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund (GCERF), in the post Easter Sunday scenario where violent extremism has become the biggest threat to national security. At the invitation of the Foreign Ministry, the Executive Director of GCERF, Dr.