Ministry Press Release

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Jul 17

Notice on the Period of Operation of the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act No. 5 of 2016

In pursuant to the section four of the above Act the disadvantaged persons who need to recover their immovable property...

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Jul 17

Invitation for views and observations on Sri Lanka’s draft National Report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Human Rights

Invitation for views and observations on Sri Lanka’s draft National Report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of...

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Jun 17

Statement adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers directing law enforcement authorities and Attorney General to take immediate action against instigators and perpetrators of violence and hate speech against religious and ethnic groups

අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රකාශය   ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ නායකත්වය යටතේ පවතින ජාතික සම්මුතිවාදී  රජය, 2015 ජනවාරි සහ අගෝස්තු  මැතිවරණවලදී ලැබී ඇති ජනවරම්...

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8

Feb 17

Consular Affairs Division moves to new premises

Consular Affairs Division moves to new premises

The Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign...

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Jan 17

Regional Consular Office of Foreign Ministry to be opened in Jaffna

Following the vision of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of service...

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Aug 16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit Sri Lanka

At the invitation of the Government, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Mrs Ban Soon-taek, will...

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Jun 16

Statement by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs at the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

At the 30th Session of this Council last October, Sri Lanka, by co-sponsoring the Resolution 30/1, ‘Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability...

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22

Jun 16

Address by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera at Opening of the Sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty

Despite its widespread use, for millennia the death penalty has caused lingering societal discomfort and unease. Fairly early on in...

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7

Jun 16

Cabinet of Ministers approves draft legislation enabling the issuance of Certificates of Absence

Today, June 7th, the Cabinet of Ministers approved draft legislation enabling the issuance of Certificates of Absence. The...

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1

Jun 16

Restrictions on issuing passports to Sri Lankan Citizens lifted

The Government has today, 1 June 2016, issued a circular ending the restrictions placed in March 2011...

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May 16

Sri Lanka as a Vantage Point for International Film Making

The 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, one of the key events in the international entertainment calendar, from...

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May 16

Account Information for Disaster Relief Monetary Donations

The Government of Sri Lanka has set up Bank Accounts to which monetary donations for Disaster Relief may be sent...

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May 16

Ministers brief Diplomatic Community on Flood Situation

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, together with the Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and the Minister of...

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27

Apr 16

Two UN Special Rapporteurs to undertake a Joint Visit to Sri Lanka from 29 April to 7 May 2016

The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto, and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other...

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Mar 16

Appointment of the Secretary-General to the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms and the Web-based Consultation Process

Mr. Mano Tittawela has been appointed as the Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms. Read more...

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Mar 16

Visit of Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand to Sri Lanka 8-12 March 2016

Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Economic Affairs of Thailand, arrived in Sri Lanka on 8th March...

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