Statement on the issue of tracing the Origins of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions to the health, safety, and livelihoods of people around the world. Therefore, multilateralism and international cooperation provide the best possible means to effectively and sustainably defeat the pandemic. It is equally important to conduct a comprehensive, inclusive, and impartial study on the origin of the virus. Sri Lanka notes […]

Statement on situation in Afghanistan

The Government of Sri Lanka is deeply concerned about the situation in Afghanistan and is closely monitoring developments. Our primary concern is the safety and security of Sri Lankans living in Afghanistan and evacuating them to safety or back to Sri Lanka. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested the governments of USA, UK, India, […]

Foreign Minister Prof. G.L Peiris assumes duties

The newly-appointed Foreign Minister Prof. G.L Peiris assumed duties at the Ministry today (18 August 2021) at a simple ceremony graced by outgoing Foreign Minister and the new Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena; State Minister of Regional Cooperation Tharaka Balasuriya; State Minister of Women and Child Development, Preschools & Primary Education, School Infrastructure & Education […]