Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Sri Lanka’s first ever coco peat export to Kenya launched

The first consignment of coco peat destined to Kenya was symbolically flagged off by Minister Namal Rajapaksa at the Port of Colombo on 4 January, 2022

The efforts of Sri Lanka and Kenya to increase economic activities between the two countries had received further momentum during the visit of Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Development Co-ordination and Monitoring and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Namal Rajapaksa to Kenya in October, 2021. Although, the bilateral relations have reached over 50 years of…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Temporary Closure of Identified Sri Lanka Missions / Posts Overseas: High Commission of Sri Lanka in Abuja/Nigeria, Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt/Germany, Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Nicosia/Cyprus

The decision is part of a restructuring process of Sri Lanka’s network of Missions and Posts overseas carried out by the Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry, following careful consideration, has taken a decision to temporarily close three of its Missions / Posts overseas, i.e., the Sri Lanka High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria; the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt, Germany; and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Nicosia, Cyprus; with effect…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Foreign Minister Peiris meets Envoys of 17 countries after their presentation of credentials

The present Government under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is looking towards forming close bonds with the African nations as well as consolidating relations with the African Union

Foreign Minister Prof. G. L Peiris met the newly appointed envoys representing 17 countries at the Foreign Ministry on 22 December. The meeting followed the presentation of credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 21 December by the envoys. Most of the envoys are non-resident Heads of Mission based in New Delhi. Minister Peiris welcomed…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Appointment of the High Commissioner of the Republic of Sierra Leone to Sri Lanka
  • All (1)
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Appointment of the High Commissioner of the Republic of Sierra Leone to Sri Lanka

He has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka

The Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina as the first High Commissioner of the Republic of Sierra Leone to Sri Lanka based in Beijing. He has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Appointment of Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Sri Lanka
  • All (1)
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Appointment of Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Sri Lanka

She has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka

The Government of the Republic of Tunisia with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Ms. Hayet Talbi Bilel as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tunisia to Sri Lanka based in New Delhi. She has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Appointment of the High Commissioner of the of Republic of Botswana to Sri Lanka
  • All (1)
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Appointment of the High Commissioner of the of Republic of Botswana to Sri Lanka

He has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka

The Government of the Republic of Botswana with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Gilbert Shimane Mangole as the High Commissioner of the Republic of Botswana to Sri Lanka based in New Delhi. He has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Appointment of Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka
  • All (1)
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Appointment of Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka

He has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Maged Mosleh as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka based in Colombo. He has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

High Commissioner Amarasekara calls on the Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation of Botswana

High Commissioner Amarasekara appraised the friendly relationship between the two countries while Minister Kwape showed appreciation towards the contributions made by Sri Lankan professionals to the economy and public administration system of Botswana

Sri Lankan High Commissioner for South Africa Sirisena Amarasekara recently visited the Republic of Botswana and held bilateral discussions with the  Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation of Botswana Dr. Lemogang Kwape. High Commissioner Amarasekara conveyed greetings from the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Prof. G. L. Peiris to Dr.…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Kenya is Sri Lanka’s good friend Kananathan tells the Foreign Minister of Kenya
  • All (1)
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Kenya is Sri Lanka’s good friend Kananathan tells the Foreign Minister of Kenya

Both the Foreign Minister and the High Commissioner agreed to activate the bilateral mechanisms to broad-base the relations into diverse areas of cooperation

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Kenya Velupillai Kananathan called on the Kenyan Foreign Minister Ambassador Raychelle Omamo in Nairobi, on 15 September, 2021. At the outset, the Foreign Minister highlighted the growing relations between the two countries and thanked the High Commissioner for injecting new dynamism and creating a…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • ‘Revitalized Africa Policy’ to Guide Sri Lanka’s Engagement with Africa
  • All (1)
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

‘Revitalized Africa Policy’ to Guide Sri Lanka’s Engagement with Africa

The policy document aims to optimize the strategic linkages through proximity to the Indian Ocean, centrality of Sri Lanka’s location, and cooperation through the 54 member-African Union (AU)

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the operationalization of the recently developed ‘RevitalizedAfrica Policy’, seeks to enhance Sri Lanka’s cooperation in the political, economic and cultural spheres across Africa. Among the envisaged measures for closer engagement are the expansion of Sri Lanka’s diplomatic presence in Africa, stronger and mutually productive economic…