Foreign Minister hosts Ambassadors at the Independence Day Reception

On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of independence of Sri Lanka, Minister of Foreign Relations, Dinesh Gunawardena hosted a High Tea for resident and non-resident envoys accredited to Sri Lanka on 04 February 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

While welcoming the Envoys, Minister Gunawardena highlighted the cordial bilateral relations which Sri Lanka enjoy over the years with other nations.  State Minister of International Cooperation,  Susil Premjayantha also addressed the gathering and appreciated all envoys for their contribution to the development of Sri Lanka.

In order to promote trade, investment and tourism, which have been identified as key components of the development of Sri Lanka, several selected businesses representing apparel, spices, porcelains, tea, gem & jewelry sectors were invited to display their products at the High Tea.

The Ministry of Foreign Relations also organized a Familiarization Tour for the Non- Resident Envoys who are based in New Delhi to Hambantota and Yala to showcase opportunities for investments and tourism available in Southern Sri Lanka. During the tour, the envoys enjoyed  traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, rich Sri Lankan culture and world-renowned hospitality.

Ministry of Foreign Relations


06 February 2020