Joint Press Statement
Mitratva Magga -Path of Friendship: Towards Growth and Prosperity
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of India, H.E. Narendra Modi held a Virtual Summit today in which they discussed bilateral relations and regional & international issues of mutual concern. » Read more
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena led the Sri Lankan delegation to the informal meeting of the Council of Ministers of the eight-member South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on 24 September 2020. The annual event, which traditionally takes place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, was convened in virtual mode this year amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
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- New market for exporters
- International trade agreements to be reviewed
- National Trade Policy to be revised
After a lapse of 28 years the Export Development Council (EDC) was convened under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
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- Global community must stand in solidarity with Sri Lanka to counter terrorism
- As a nation that witnessed the bitterness of war, SL is committed to promote peace across the world
- Vigilant on transnational drug trafficking
- Once developed, universal access to COVID – 19 vaccine is vital
“Democratically elected governments of nations understand the pulse and needs of their people the best. It is the responsibility of the UN to assist and support processes of such elected Governments to bring about sustainable solutions for needs of their people” President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in pre-recorded address to the General Debate of the 75th General Assembly on the United Nations today (23). » Read more
Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage was interviewed on “Mahajana Sevaya Pinisai” on Swarnavahini on 21st September 2020.
We expect the United Nation will place due emphasis on non-interference in domestic affairs of other states, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a pre-recorded statement at the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations today (21).
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For the convenience of the general public and taking into consideration the social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, all consular services of the High Commission are now provided by prior appointment. Therefore, those who wish to visit the Consular Section of the High Commission are requested to obtain a prior appointment which can be made online by clicking the ‘Appointments for Consular Services’ menu item on the home page of our website.
Appointments can only be made online and not by telephoning the High Commission. Please note that consular services would only be provided to those with prior appointments.
Please also note that a separate appointment should be made in respect of each applicant/application.
The Interview of Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage was telecast today (19/09) on Thanthi TV in Chennai.
5th Session of the Human Rights Council
Agenda Item 3:
Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of
truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non- recurrence
17 September 2020
As this Council is aware, in November last year, the people of Sri Lanka gave a resounding mandate to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to pursue a policy framework aimed at achieving the fourfold outcome of “a productive citizenry, a contented family, a disciplined and just society and a prosperous nation.”
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