State Minister Susil Premajayantha assumed duties as the State Minister of International Cooperation on 28 November 2019 and was received by Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha and other senior officials upon his arrival at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.
The Government of Sri Lanka has taken serious note of the alleged criminal incident concerning a locally recruited staff member of the Embassy of Switzerland in Colombo, on Monday 25 November 2019.
On being informed of the alleged incident yesterday, the Police has taken immediate action to commence an investigation into the matter.
Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena assumed duties at the Foreign Ministry on Monday 25 November 2019.
Minister Gunawardena was received by Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha and other senior officials upon his arrival at the Ministry. Following religious observances, the Minister officially assumed duties.
The winner of the 2019 Presidential Election, SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka today (November 18) in Anuradhapura. He took oaths before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya.
His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Party (SLPP) was elected as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka, receiving 52.25% of the votes, amounting to 6,924,255 of the total valid votes of 13,252,499 and was officially sworn in as President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on 18th November 2019.
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, over the past four decades Sri Lanka has provided valuable case studies to the world in the successes in the operationalization of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and humanitarian diplomacy, as well as the challenges entailed in doing so, many in which the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been a valued partner.
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has called for an overarching security architecture tasked to mitigate regional security challenges in the Indian Ocean Region, giving priority to the littoral states and sensitive to the interests of all maritime users of the Indian Ocean.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in New York, in collaboration with Walgreens Duane Reade Pharmacy held its Annual Flu Shot Clinic for Diplomats of the Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York and their families at its premises on Tuesday, 29th October 2019. This is the 4th consecutive year that the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka has organized this service for the Diplomatic Community in New York.
Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN • Updated 31st October 2019
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Addressing the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan on 26 October 2019, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana reaffirmed Sri Lanka's commitment to the founding principles of the Non-Aligned Movement and called for the group's collective attention to the need to address contemporary global challenges, highlighting in particular, poverty and terrorism.