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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.

Foreign Secretary Aryasinha says Post 21/4 a ‘litmus test’ for Sri Lanka in protecting human rights while fighting terrorism

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said post 21/4 has been a ‘litmus test’ on Sri Lanka’s resolve to adhere to human rights standards, while fighting terrorism, and also to determine the robustness and shortcomings of the democratic institutions that have been strengthened in recent years.

Ministry of Defence - Emergency Regulations will not be reviewed, Secretary

Saturday, 24 August 2019


The Emergency Regulations that was in force will not be extended.

In keeping with the powers vested on the President under Section No 12 of the Public Security Ordinance, Security Forces will be utilized to assist the police to maintain public security, law and order in each district.

H.E. Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne presents credentials to UN Secretary-General H.E. António Guterres

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

H.E. Mrs. Kshenuka Dhireni Senewiratne, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary-General H.E. Mr. António Guterres today (21st August 2019)

H.E. Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne assumes duties as Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN

Monday, 05 August 2019

H.E. Kshenuka Senewiratne assumed duties at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York on Monday 5th August following a solemn multi-religious ceremony invoking blessings for her tenure and the staff of the mission. The simple ceremony was followed by a traditional breakfast.