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Human rights council president appoints Radhika Coomaraswamy of Sri Lanka to serve on Ethiopia rights body

Ms. Coomaraswamy will join Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya (chair) and Steven Ratner of the United States of America, who were appointed to serve on the human rights investigative body on 2 March 2022

The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Federico Villegas (Argentina), announced today the appointment of Radhika Coomaraswamy of Sri Lanka to serve as a member of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia. Ms. Coomaraswamy will join Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya (chair) and Steven Ratner of…

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Doha Forum 2022/ Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Officials

The 20th edition of Doha Forum kicked off Saturday under the theme "Transforming for a New Era"

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met separately on Saturday with HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ayman Al Safadi; HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan…

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High Commissioner Amarasekara Seeks the Support of Southern African Countries at UN Human Rights Council

High Commissioner Amarasekara emphasized the importance of a domestic mechanism to resolve internal conflicts within the domestic socio-political environment, rather than an imposed mechanism by external parties

Focusing on the upcoming UNHCR sessions and recognizing the importance of the African region where the countries have emerged as a cohesive group of nations, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to South Africa, Siresena Amarasekara held several meetings with government officials of South Africa and envoys of countries accredited…

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Sri Lanka Embassy in Ethiopia Celebrates 74th Anniversary of Independence

The event commenced with the hoisting of the national flag by Attaché Chamara Dharmawardena

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ethiopia commemorated the 74th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence at the Embassy premises on 4 February 2022 with the participation of mission staff and their family members. The event commenced with the hoisting of the national flag by Attaché Chamara Dharmawardena, followed by the playing…

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HM The King congratulates President of Sri Lanka on National Day

The Sovereign expresses His warm congratulations to president Rajapaksa and His sincere wishes to the Sri Lankan people for more progress and prosperity

His Majesty King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to president of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on the occasion of his country's National Day. In this message, the Sovereign expresses His warm congratulations to president Rajapaksa and His sincere wishes to the Sri Lankan people…

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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…

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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…

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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…