President Ranil Wickremesinghe attends the State Funeral Service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

President Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the UK from 17 – 20 September 2022 to attend the State Funeral Service of The Late Queen Elizabeth II.

On Sunday, 18 September, the President accompanied by the First Lady Prof Maithree Wickramasinghe and High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Saroja Sirisena attended the Lying-in-State of the Late Queen at the Palace of Westminster which was followed by a Reception hosted by His Majesty King Charles III at the Buckingham Palace. » Read more

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka at the 51st  Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 12 September 2022

Mr. President,
Madam Acting High Commissioner,
Excellencies,

At the outset, on behalf of our Government, I reiterate our unwavering commitment towards advancing, securing and protecting the human rights of our people, and continuing our engagement with the Council in a spirit of cooperation and dialogue. In keeping with our commitment, notwithstanding our categorical rejection of resolution 46/1, we have submitted Sri Lanka’s detailed written response to the High Commissioner’s Report. We have requested that Sri Lanka’s Comments be placed as an Addendum to the Report, to accord with best practices. » Read more

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka at the 51st  Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 12 September 2022

Mr. President,

Madam Acting High Commissioner,

Excellencies,

At the outset, on behalf of our Government, I reiterate our unwavering commitment towards advancing, securing and protecting the human rights of our people, and continuing our engagement with the Council in a spirit of cooperation and dialogue. In keeping with our commitment, notwithstanding our categorical rejection of resolution 46/1, we have submitted Sri Lanka’s detailed written response to the High Commissioner’s Report. We have requested that Sri Lanka’s Comments be placed as an Addendum to the Report, to accord with best practices. » Read more

Sri Lankan trained nurses ready to begin their careers in the UK

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry awarded letters of appointment to a group of Sri Lankan trained nurses who are scheduled to begin their employment at hospitals in the United Kingdom at a ceremony held on 25 August, 2022 at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute. This is the first batch of trained nurses under the programme implemented by the International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS), Welisara, Sri Lanka, with the facilitation of the Sri Lanka High Commission in London. » Read more

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