Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Informative Webinar on available renewable energy projects in Kwazulu-Natal Province in South Africa

South Africa has introduced "Energy one-stop," which provides a single-window facilitation process for energy projects and spoke of the current energy environment and opportunities in South Africa

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) and the Gauteng Office of Trade and Investment Kwazulu-Natal, organized an informative webinar on "Available Renewable Energy Projects in Kwazulu-Natal" for Sri Lankan renewable energy companies on 26 March 2024. The…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Sri Lanka expands partnerships with Somalia under “Look Africa” foreign policy

Ambassador Kumarasiri engaged in a number of discussions with competent authorities of the Government of Somalia and potential private sector entrepreneurs in identified fields of cooperation

Sri Lanka has identified potential areas of cooperation with Somalia as it lies on the crossroads of international maritime and global sea trade, providing easy access to markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. This was conveyed to the President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud by Ambassador Theshantha Kumarasiri…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Ambassador of Sri Lanka presents credentials to President of Djibouti

President Guelleh expressed his full commitment to enhance existing bilateral relations, particularly in potential areas which are mutually beneficial for both countries

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Djibouti K.K. Theshantha Kumarasiri presented credentials to President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti on 26 February 2024. Ambassador Kumarasiri is concurrently accredited to the Republic of Djibouti with residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During the discussion that followed the presentation of credentials, President Guelleh…

Source: FIFA |

FIFA Series international friendlies pilot project to commence in March 2024

The FIFA Series will see world football’s governing body support its member associations in organising international friendly matches comprising four national teams from different confederations in a single host country

FIFA ( to facilitate inter-confederation friendlies during March match window of even years; Algeria, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka will host and organise pilot project matches; Initiative aims to provide member associations with key playing opportunities. In line with the Strategic Objectives for the Global Game: 2023-2027 ( and following on…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ethiopia celebrates the 76th Anniversary of Independence in Addis Ababa

To mark the celebration of Independence Day in Addis Ababa, a ceremonial cake cutting was attended by the participating Ambassadors including the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps

The Embassy Sri Lanka in Addis Ababa in collaboration with the Sri Lankan citizens in Ethiopia grandly celebrated the 76th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence while hosting a Diplomatic Dinner Reception on 04 February 2024  at Best Western Plus Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event featured the singing of the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Sri Lanka Mission in Pretoria Celebrates 76th Independence Day and 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

According to the participants and Sri Lanka community members, this year marked the highest participation in the Independence Day celebrations organized by the High Commission in recent history

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria commemorated the 76th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka with the members of the Sri Lankan community and other well-wishers at the High Commission premises on 04 February  2024. Approximately 200 Sri Lankans in South Africa, as well as in other accredited…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

High Commissioner of Eswatini presents Credentials to Sri Lanka

He presented credentials to H.E. Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka on 01 February 2024 at 1500 hrs at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed H.E. Menzie Sipho Dlamini as High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Eswatini to Sri Lanka based in Kuala Lumpur. He presented credentials to H.E. Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka on 01…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Sri Lanka donates a consignment of Ceylon Tea to the People of Palestine in Gaza Strip

Ambassador of Palestine Hamdallah Zaid highlighted the long-standing friendly relations between Palestine and Sri Lanka and expressed sincere appreciation for the goodwill gesture

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka has made arrangements to donate a consignment of Ceylon Tea to the people of Palestine in the Gaza Strip as a token of humanitarian assistance symbolizing Sri Lanka’s unwavering support and solidarity with the people of Palestine.  The donation was received by…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Visa Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports between Sri Lanka and Benin signed in Kampala

The Agreement facilitates holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service Passport holders of the two countries to enter and stay in the territory of either country for up to thirty (30) days without having to obtain prior visa

Sri Lanka and the Republic of Benin on Saturday, 20 January 2024 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) relating to Visa Exemption for holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports. The MoU was signed in Kampala, Uganda on the sidelines of the 19th Summit of Heads of State and Government of…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Foreign Minister Ali Sabry addresses the Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Committee on Palestine

The Ministerial Committee on Palestine, comprising 12 members, is a working group of the NAM, that was formed to strengthen the NAM’s support for the independence of Palestine

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Sabry addressed the NAM Ministerial Committee on Palestine, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the NAM on 17 January 2024 in…