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Sri Lanka to use foreign missions to promote trade, investment

Sri Lanka to use foreign missions to promote trade, investment

The new government on Wednesday said it will use its diplomatic missions overseas to promote the countrys trade, investment and businesses. MORE...

October 7, 2015  05:55 pm|

Aust co-sponsors Sri Lanka resolution

Aust co-sponsors Sri Lanka resolution

Australia has co-sponsored a reconciliation resolution to the United Nations with the Sri Lankan government. MORE...

September 27, 2015  10:55 am|

UN war crimes report soft pedals LTTEs using human shield: G.L.

UN war crimes report soft pedals LTTEs using human shield: G.L.

Former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof.G.L.Peiris has said that the report of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights on war crimes in Lanka has soft pedaled the LTTEs using civilians as a human shield, when it is a war crime under international humanitarian law. MORE...

September 24, 2015  10:33 am|

Lankan High Commissioner calls on Bangladesh Foreign Minister

Lankan High Commissioner calls on Bangladesh Foreign Minister

Newly appointed Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Bangladesh Yasoja Gunasekera has paid a courtesy call on Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali. They discussed issues of mutual interest, the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry has said. MORE...

September 21, 2015  12:31 pm|

Tamils reject govts wartime truth commission, demand international inquiry?

Tamils reject govts wartime truth commission, demand international inquiry?

Sri Lankas minority Tamils has rejected government plans for a truth commission to promote reconciliation after decades of ethnic war, insisting on an international inquiry, the AFP news agency reported. MORE...

September 15, 2015  06:19 pm|

Government holds a double standard: Gammanpila

Government holds a double standard: Gammanpila

The government holds a double standard in dealing with the international community and the public with respect to the probe on alleged war crimes investigation, leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Udaya Gammanpila says. MORE...

September 15, 2015  05:00 pm|

New constitution, amendments to penal code; steps to create a new Sri Lanka: Mangala

New constitution, amendments to penal code; steps to create a new Sri Lanka: Mangala

The best guarantee for non-recurrence is of course a political settlement that addresses the grievances of the Tamil people. We hope that we can achieve this through the adoption of a new Constitution, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. MORE...

September 14, 2015  03:41 pm|

Mangala holds talks with UN rights chief

Mangala holds talks with UN rights chief

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse have held discussions with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein. MORE...

September 14, 2015  10:31 am|

UAE Foreign Minister calls on President Sirisena

UAE Foreign Minister calls on President Sirisena

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nayhan has called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. MORE...

September 6, 2015  11:05 am|

New Government will work closely with all partners, says Mangala

New Government will work closely with all partners, says Mangala

The new Government will work closely with all its partners to ensure a stable and secure atmosphere for sustainable economic prosperity for all people, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said. MORE...

August 30, 2015  05:30 pm|

Iran to further boost ties with Sri Lanka

Iran to further boost ties with Sri Lanka

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting with Sri Lankan delegation to Iran, has voiced Tehrans willingness to further boost ties with Sri Lanka, Iranian media reported. MORE...

August 3, 2015  06:17 pm|

Mangala concludes Japan tour

Mangala concludes Japan tour

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who undertook a visit to Japan on the invitation of his Japanese counterpart, Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida, concluded his tour successfully, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. MORE...

June 21, 2015  10:01 am|

Sri Lanka to dilute dependence on China - Mangala

Sri Lanka to dilute dependence on China - Mangala

Sri Lankas foreign minister says the country will review its China-dependent foreign policy and boost ties with other nations. MORE...

June 19, 2015  07:56 am|

Government recognizes the importance of engaging with the diaspora: Mangala

Government recognizes the importance of engaging with the diaspora: Mangala

The Government recognizes the importance of engaging with the diaspora, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to take the lead in organizing a diapora festival where persons of Sri Lankan origin from around the world in all possible fields...MORE

May 24, 2015  05:46 pm|

Kerrys Sri Lanka visit to show US support

Kerrys Sri Lanka visit to show US support

Top US diplomat John Kerry left early Friday on a landmark trip to Sri Lanka, the first such visit in a decade to the Indian Ocean island as it returns to the diplomatic fold. MORE..

May 1, 2015  02:36 pm|

Port city issue should not hinder bilateral ties: China

Port city issue should not hinder bilateral ties: China

Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Jianchao says that the temporarily suspended port city development should not hinder the strengthening the friendly relationship between Sri Lanka and China. MORE...

March 23, 2015  09:32 pm|

Sri Lanka plans to lift terrorist ban on Tamil groups

Sri Lanka plans to lift terrorist ban on Tamil groups

Sri Lankas new government has announced plans to remove 16 groups and hundreds of Tamils from a list of foreign terrorists as part of reconciliation with its largest ethnic minority. MORE...

March 19, 2015  08:16 am|

Sri Lanka says seeking delay in UN war-crimes report

Sri Lanka says seeking delay in UN war-crimes report

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on Wednesday his country was seeking a delay of several months in the release of a U.N. report on alleged war crimes during his countrys civil war until the government had time to establish a mechanism to deal with the issue. MORE...

February 12, 2015  07:41 am|

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