Last update:Mon, 21 Nov 2022

Media Statement - Sri Lanka rejects motion on alleged genocide adopted in Canadian Parliament

ForminSealThe Government of Sri Lanka notes with regret the adoption of a motion in the Canadian Parliament on the alleged genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka and recognizing May 18 as Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day. The Government categorically rejects the blatantly false allegation of genocide contained in the parliamentary motion with reference to Sri Lanka, which contradicts the official position of the Canadian Government, i.e., that "it has not made a finding that there was genocide in Sri Lanka."

Media Release - Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court sentences six of the accused to death for the murder of Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara Diyawadanage

ForminSealThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the verdict by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gujranwala, Pakistan on 18 April, 2022 sentencing six accused to death in the killing of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara Diyawadanage who worked as a manager at a private factory in Sialkot, Pakistan.

Message to Sri Lankans living abroad from Dr. P Nandalal Weerasinghe, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Message Central BankCurrently Sri Lanka is facing social, economic and financial distress creating hardships to its people due to the long lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global political imbalances and macroeconomic imbalances of the country. Although the authorities are taking measures to address the above situation of the country, including taking steps to actively manage its debt obligations, finding immediate financial assistance from other nations and progressing at the discussions with the International Monetary Fund for a comprehensive programme, the positive impacts of such measures will benefit the people only in the medium to long term. Therefore, urgent measures are needed to enhance the foreign reserve position of the country to meet its day-to-day essential imports including food, fuel and medicine.