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 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.
The fourth meeting of the Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights under the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was held in Colombo on 30 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 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. 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.
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka co-sponsored the Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Medical Women's International Association, held on 25th July 2019 at the UN Headquarters. This event was also co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Trinidad & Tobago and UNCTAD. Mr. Satya Rodrigo, Charge d'Affaires a.i., delivered opening remarks at the event. The event featured a number of prominent speakers, including Dr. Vanessa Kerry, CEO, Seed Global Health, Dr.
The ‘World Youth Skills Day 2019’ was celebrated for the fifth consecutive year on 15th July 2019 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The event was organized by the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal to the UN in New York in partnership with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, ILO and UNESCO.