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Indian External Affairs Minister to visit Sri Lanka shortly

The Indian External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj will visit Sri Lanka from 6th to 7th March 2015 for discussions with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. The discussions will focus on matters of mutual bilateral interest as well as on arrangements relating to the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month. Smt. Sushma Swaraj is also expected to call on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during the visit.

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Foreign Minister addresses High-level Segment of HRC in Geneva

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera addressing the High Level segment on the opening day of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, on 2nd March 2015 in Geneva briefed the Council on developments in Sri Lanka following the presidential election on 8th January and the new Government taking office. The Minister noted the Government was committed to engage and work in cooperation with a range of international organisations and countries and seek solutions to issues through dialogue, cooperation, understanding and learning.   

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67th Independence Day Anniversary – Sri Lanka High Commission, Canberra

In addition to the official events on the 04th of February 2015, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Australia Admiral Thisarra Samarasinghe and Mrs. Malathie Samarasinghe hosted a Reception at the chancery premises on 24th February 2015 to celebrate Sri Lanka’s Independence Day. The event was...

Ambassador Amunugama meets German State Secretary Markus Ederer

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilaka Amunugama met the State Secretary Markus Ederer at the Federal Foreign Office today (23rd February 2015) to brief him on steps that have been taken by the current Government to establish good governance, national reconciliation, strengthening democratic...

Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing celebrates the 67th anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka

The 67th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on Tuesday, 4th February 2015 with the participation of the Sri Lankan community and Chinese well wishers. The ceremony began with hoisting of the National Flag followed by the singing of the National Anthem,...

Sri Lanka Embassy in Israel celebrates the 67th National Day

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Israel celebrated the 67th National Day of Sri Lanka on 4th February 2015 at the Embassy premises in Tel Aviv. The event was organized by the Embassy with the participation of Ambassadors, Honorary Consuls, professionals and business community representatives of Israel, and...

Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany celebrates 67th Independence Day

“The election of the new President and the peaceful and democratic transition of power provides a surge of hope for strengthening democracy in Sri Lanka. Several measures taken by the new President and the Government to bring the country back on the democratic path demonstrate the positive changes...




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No compromise on 100 Day Program – Ajith P Perera

No compromise on 100 Day Program – Ajith P Perera

No compromise on 100 Day Program – Ajith P Perera Sunday, 22nd February 2015 By  Chamara Sumanapala By  Chamara Sumanapala Ajith P Perera is a United National Party Member of Parliament from Kalutara District. He was a foremost critic of the former government and after the election of Maithripala Sirisena as President, he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. In an exclusive interview, Perera spoke about the future of the government and the mechanism of a domestic inquiry on alleged war crimes during the war. Following are excerpts of the interview: Q: Certain matters pertaining to the 100 Day Program are getting delayed. What are your thoughts on...


Activists point out

Activists point out

RTI Bill should cover private sector and NGOs Sunday, 22nd February 2015 By  The Nation The government’s Right to Information (RTI) Bill should be expanded to cover private companies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), activists have pointed out. It has been pointed out that the RTI Draft Bill, which is currently being discussed before being presented to Parliament, covers only ‘public bodies’ that are required to release information required by the public. Editor of The Colombo Telegraph, Uvindu Kurukulasuriya told The Nation last week that the bill should apply to both the private sector and NGOs as well. “Even the RIT Acts in Bangladesh and Indonesia covered...


Government Scores

Government Scores

Sunday, 22nd February 2015 Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera visited the United States and Britain as part of the push to have the March report postponed. He also wrote to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ZeidRa’ad Al Hussein acknowledging some incidents did take place during the war and expressed interest to obtain technical assistance for the domestic investigation “In addition, I have received clear commitments from the new Government of Sri Lanka indicating it is prepared to cooperate with my Office on a whole range of important human rights issues – which the previous Government had absolutely refused to do – and I need to engage with them to ensure those commitments...


Sri Lanka Opens Up Highways Sector To India

Sri Lanka Opens Up Highways Sector To India

Sunday, 22nd February 2015 By Camelia Nathaniel Sri Lanka has opened up its highways construction sector to India, ending a near monopoly of Chinese companies. On February 11, the cabinet approved a proposal by Highways Minister Kabir Hashim to explore the possibility of entering into agreements with Indian agencies to execute road construction projects and signing MoUs during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka in March. Indian media have reported that the Indian Railways’ construction subsidiary, IRCON International, which has experience of highway construction both in India and abroad, might bid for the Sri Lankan projects. The Deputy Minister...


Sri Lanka-India-China: Balancing regional power relations

Sri Lanka-India-China: Balancing regional power relations

Sunday, 22nd February 2015 By Kalyananda Godage Our relations with China go back to more than a thousand five hundred years. We do have a deep-rooted relationship based on trust and mutual interests. In recent times we were one of the first countries to recognise the Peoples Republic of China. We supported China's re-entry to the UN, our relations over the years have grown stronger and stronger, today we have a variety of agreements covering economic and technical assistance. In recent years China s assistance in various forms has tripled particularly in the area of infrastructure development which had been wholly neglected since independence. Our relationship is indeed special. China...




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