Statement by Hon. Tilak Marapana, PC., MP Minister of Foreign Affairs -Consideration of the Appropriations Bill 2019 Ministry of Foreign Affairs 26th March 2019
Given the current domestic and external developments, managing Sri Lanka’s foreign relations effectively is of paramount importance in order to protect and promote the interests of the Sri Lankan State and the welfare and advancement of the country’s people here and abroad.
I table for the record my full statement, that comprehensively addresses the progress made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the bilateral, regional, multilateral and functional spheres and also provides information on new initiatives undertaken to operationalize the re-orientation of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy.
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Discusses Economic Cooperation with UK Secretary of State for International Trade Dr. Liam Fox
The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom H.E. Manisha Gunasekera called on the Secretary of State for International Trade The Rt. Hon. Dr Liam Fox, MP, on Tuesday 19 March 2019 at the latter’s office in Parliament in London. The productive meeting entailed discussion on the promotion of trade and investment interests between the two countries, as well as possible arrangements with regard to Sri Lanka’s exports to the UK market post-Brexit. Minister Commercial of the Sri Lanka High Commission Ms. Gothami Silva and officials of the UK Department for International Trade were associated with the meeting.
High Commission of Sri Lanka in London commemorates 71st Anniversary of Independence with UK dignitaries, MPs, and community leaders
The 71st Anniversary of Independence was commemorated on the morning of 04 February 2019 at the Sri Lanka High Commission premises in London with a large, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural gathering of the Sri Lankan diaspora community.
The event commenced with the hoisting of the National flag by High Commissioner Manisha Gunasekera and the playing of the National Anthem in Sinhala. Two minutes’ silence was observed in memory of war heroes and all those who had laid down their lives in defence of the Motherland.