Statement by H.E. Mr. Mohan Pieris, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at the Security Council on Maintenance of international peace and security
Statement by Mr. Sugeeshwara Gunaratna, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka at the Informal Consultations on the Summit of the Future
Statement by Ambassador Mohan Pieris, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at the High-level Event on New Progress of the Global Development Initiative
Statement by State Minister of Finance Hon. Shehan Semasinghe at the side event on SDGs & Taxation : Lessons learnt and best practices
Thank you for the of the invitation to participate at this side event to focus on the linkage between SDGs and taxation from the Sri Lankan perspective.
Statement by Hon. Shehan Semasinghe, State Minister of Finance at the ESCAP High Level side event: “Rethinking public debt policies for the SDGs: Regional perspectives”
Let me thank all the five UN Regional Commissions for organizing this event and giving us the opportunity to exchange views on a topic which is at the heart of the challenge developing countries face in realizing Agenda 2030. It is public debt and its impact on achieving the SDGs.
Statement by Hon. Shehan Semasinghe, State Minister of Finance at the Panel discussion 4: Fostering debt sustainability by addressing gaps in the sovereign debt architecture
Statement by Mr. Shehan Semasinghe, State Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka at the UN ECOSOC Financing for Development (FfD) Forum
We meet at a time when the development agenda that we embarked on in 2015 seems to have regressed and is in danger of remaining unachieved in 2030. Even before the pandemic, the development agenda was somewhat constrained due to a multitude of factors. These factors have exacerbated due to a combination of events stemming from the pandemic to the conflict in Ukraine and climate change. Multilateralism and multilateral organizations as well as the process of globalization have today come under threat due to the perception that institutions committed to delivering the Development Agenda have not achieved their milestones. The lack of adequate and sustainable financing remains the primary and key challenge today that many states face in meeting the targets of the 2030 Agenda.
The message by H.E. the President on the occasion of the New Year
The Easter Message of H.E Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka