Category: State visits

Presidents of Sri Lanka and the Philippines held discussions

An Economic Council to revive trade relations between the two countries New five Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) singed to enhance defence, tourism, agriculture and education cooperation. The two heads of state have focused on establishing an economic council to revive economic and trade relations between Sri Lanka and the Philippines. President Maithripala Sirisena commenced a…

President commences state visit to Philippines

President Maithripala Sirisena commenced a four-day state visit to the Philippines,  marking the first invitation extended to a Sri Lankan Head of State to undertake an official visit to their country, during the period of 58 year diplomatic relationship between Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The President arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, yesterday…

President left for Philippines

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Philippines today (15) for a five day state visit at the invitation of the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. During his visit to Philippines, the President is expected to further strengthen the political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries and it is also expected to sign several MoUs in…

President on a visit to Seychelles National hospital

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a two day visit to Seychelles in order to   strengthen the ties between Sri Lanka and Seychelles, engaged in an observational visit to the National Hospital of Seychelles today (8). Sri Lanka assists the health services of Seychelles and President Sirisena inquired on the requirements of the health services. President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Seychelles International Airport this morning (October 8) commencing a two-day official visit on the invitation of Seychelles President Danny Faure. He was received warmly by Senior Minister Ms Macsuzy Mondon, State Secretary for Cabinet and Public Services, Mohamed Afif, Seychelles High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Conrad Mederic, Sri Lanka…

Sri Lanka’s reconciliation and human rights vastly improved – Commonwealth Secretary General

Commonwealth Secretary General, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland praised Sri Lanka’s progress in strengthening democracy and reconciliation. Sri Lanka’s progress in many fields are appreciable, she said. She said that Sri Lanka’s resilience was greatly evident from restoration of normalcy quickly after Tsunami disaster in 2004 and many countries could take lessons from Sri Lanka’s success…

We will continue to support Sri Lanka – UN Secretary General

President briefs UN Secretary General about Sri Lanka’s progress in democracy, rule of law and reconciliation President Maithripala Sirisena briefed the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres about Sri Lanka’s progress in strengthening democracy, rule of law, media freedom and reconciliation. He said this during a meeting at the UNSG’s office on the 27th Floor…

President calls for legally binding international treaty for alcohol control

“Time for open dialogue to tackle alcohol issue surpassing national borders” President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the imperative need to tackle the issue of indirect and insidious advertising of alcohol and alcohol products through cross border social media and entertainment channels digital marketing. Government’s find it extremely difficult to control these. In his speech to the…

UNDP enters into two new MoUs with Sri Lanka

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) entered into two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with Sri Lanka to expand its development programmes with active partnership with the private sector. These MoUs were signed in New York yesterday (September 26) on the sidelines of President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to the city to attend the 73rd Session of the…

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