Last update:Tue, 01 Aug 2023

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.