The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the UK initiated a platform to showcase Sri Lankans who have excelled, thanks to the public goods provided by the successive Governments of Sri Lanka since independence and decades of solid investment in its people. Launching this initiative, the High Commission presented a brief video outlining the milestones of the life of Mr. Abdul Haleem, Counsellor of the High Commission. The video traces his steps and reflects Sri Lanka’s commitment to its citizens.
There have been reports on social media platforms in regard to an invitation extended to the Foreign Minister of Myanmar to attend the 17th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting hosted virtually on 1st April 2021, in Colombo.
Consultations on the Seventh Biennial Review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy
Statement by H.E. Mohan Peiris,
Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
Friday, 05 March 2021
General Assembly Hall, UNHQ (in-person)
I thank the Permanent Representatives of Spain and Oman for the fine role that they are playing as co-facilitators of the Seventh Review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. I also wish to thank the United Nations Under-Secretary-General of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism for the presentation on the comprehensive Report by the UN Secretary-General on the activities of the UN system in implementing the Strategy.
Expatriate Sri Lankans in the UK appreciate the screening of the documentary film “TRUTH BEHIND DARE – Unearthing systematically suppressed plight of humanity ended in 2009”
The documentary film “TRUTH BEHIND DARE – Unearthing systematically suppressed plight of humanity ended in 2009” produced by the independent and non-profit media initiative Lanka Courier was screened by the Sri Lanka High Commission in London on Zoom platform on 23 February 2021 for the Expatriate Sri Lankans in the UK.
Statement by Hon. Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Agenda Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the OHCHR Report ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ (A/HRC/46/20) 24th February 2021
Madam High Commissioner,
Ladies and gentlemen,
The OHCHR Report which is presented today, emanates from the Resolution 30/1 and 40/1, from which the Government of Sri Lanka announced its withdrawal of co-sponsorship, at the 43rd Session of this Council last year.
Statement by Hon Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka High Level Segment of the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council 23 February 2021, Geneva
Madam High Commissioner,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
- As I address you today, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report on Sri Lanka accompanied by an unprecedented propaganda campaign on that report.
The temporary travel restriction introduced by the Government on travels originating from the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka on account of the new Covid -19 Variant in the UK has been lifted with immediate effect.
At a meeting presided by H.E the President, it was decided to relax the restrictions on travels from UK subject to 14 days of quarantine and PCR tests determined by the Health Authorities.
The tourist arrivals from the UK too will resume under the guidelines introduced by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.
17 February 2021
Interview of the Foreign Secretary on ´Pathikada’ telecast on Newsfirst Sri Lanka on 05 February 2021
Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage was interviewed on ‘Pathikada’ telecast on Newsfirst Sri Lanka on 05 February 2021.
The full interview may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/Vlwm0kj6rwU