Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN releases US$150 million for underfunded humanitarian crises

The CERF funding will support relief operations in the Syrian Arab Republic ($25 million), the Democratic Republic of the Congo ($23 million), the Republic of the Sudan ($20 million) and Myanmar ($12 million)

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, released US$150 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost underfunded humanitarian operations in 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. The announcement on 13 January follows the recent launch of the Global…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Wang Yi Refutes So-Called "Debt Trap" in China-Africa Cooperation

Wang Yi stressed, China-Africa cooperation is South-South cooperation and mutual support and assistance between developing countries

On January 6, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Raychelle Awuor Omamo jointly met the press in Mombasa. Wang Yi refuted the allegation that China's cooperation with Africa has created a "debt trap". Wang Yi stressed, China-Africa cooperation is…

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Ambassador Ito attended the launching ceremony of the Master’s Degree Program on Peace and Conflict Management

This is the first Master's Degree Program in the International Peace Support Training Institute (IPSTI)

On 13 December 2021, Ambassador Ito Takako attended the launching ceremony of the Master's Degree Program on Peace and Conflict Management at the International Peace Support Training Institute (IPSTI), Peacekeeping Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is the first Master's Degree Program in the IPSTI. It is supported by Japan through…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…