Sri Lanka’s continuing close and cordial relations with the UK is desirable and potentially productive

Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris received High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton, and conducted an open and wide-ranging discussion in Colombo on Tuesday (28). During the engagement, Minister Peiris and the UK Envoy discussed several key issues pertaining to the close bilateral relationship between the two countries. » Read more

Quarantine measures for travellers arriving in Sri Lanka during the COVID-19 pandemic

Director General of Health Services of Sri Lanka has issued new guidlines on 28 September 2021 on quarantine measures for travellers arriving in Sri Lanka during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These guidelines are effective from 00.00 hrs on 29 September to 24.00 hrs on 31 October 2021.

Detailed information on the new quarantine measures effective from 29 September 2021 is available in the Health Ministry Circular dated 28 September 2021.

The following amendment is made under the Category in Section G.6 of the above guideline:  Health Ministry Circular dated 17 October 2021

Important update (05 October 2021)

Please note that by the latest Health Ministry Circular dated 03 October 2021, the requirement to obtain the Foreign Ministry and Civil Aviation Authority approval to arrive in Sri Lanka by foreign nationals and dual citizens travelling on foreign passports has been cancelled.

Moreover, the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka has resumed the issuance of Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) for fully vaccinated travellers. Fully vaccinated travellers to Sri Lanka can obtain ETAs via the link https://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa. 

Last updated on 05 October 2021

Invitation for Bids

Invitation for Bids

Invitation for international bid proposals from reputed and experienced agencies for selection of a Destination Representation Company in the UK to facilitate PR and Communication activities of Global Communication Campaign 2021 – 2025

Tender Ref. No. SLTPB/GCC/2020/DA/005

The Chairman, Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee of Ministry of Tourism invites sealed bid proposals from reputed and experienced agencies for selection of a Destination Representation Company in the UK to facilitate PR and Communication activities of Global Communication Campaign 2021 – 2025, in coordination with Campaign Management Unit on behalf of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB). » Read more

CICA has a vital role to play and can render yeoman service under the current circumstances, states Foreign Minister Peiris  

Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris stated that the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) has a vital role to play and can render yeoman service under the current circumstances to all its Member and Observer States, when the Executive Director of CICA Kairat Sarybay paid a courtesy call on the Minister in New York.

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Statement by Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Ministerial Sessions on ‘Foreign Policy and Religion’ at the G20 Interfaith Forum, Bologna, Italy

Mr. Chairman, distinguished panelists, ladies, and gentlemen. Both the Maltese Minister and the Rector in their remarks spoke of the interface between religion and foreign policy. There is clearly an interface. The Rector, in her concluding remarks, also used the word ‘cynical’. There’s also a great deal of cynicism and skepticism that is all too evident, and I think there is a fundamental cause for this. There is the widespread conviction that foreign policy decisions are often made without any regard to ethical or moral factors. It is a question of loyalty to a group to which one happens to belong and then uncritically one follows a course of action that is dictated by that group. There is no attempt to search one’s own conscience, decide what is wrong, what is right in a particular situation.

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State Minister Tharaka Balasuriya participates in tourism promotion campaign in Moscow

State Minister of Regional Co-operation Tharaka Balasuriya undertook an official visit to Russia from 5– 8 September 2021, to participate at the opening of the Sri Lanka pavilion at the “OTDYKH Leisure Fair” and a Sri Lanka tourism promotion campaign in Moscow. Sri Lanka’s participation at these events were organized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau targeting the winter season tourists from Russia.

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