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Media Release - Cabinet Sub Committees on Economic Way Forward initiate deliberations under the Chairmanship of Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris

ForminSealThe three Cabinet Sub Committees, which were appointed by the President last month to negotiate with China, Japan and the Middle East Region on economic matters met for the first time on 9 and 10 March 2022 at the Parliament under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris. Commencing its task, the Cabinet Sub Committees convened the initial meetings with the participation of Cabinet Ministers Bandula Gunawardena, Namal Rajapaksa, Ali Sabry, Ramesh Pathirana and Johnston Fernando, who function as the Members of the Sub Committees.

Lonely Planet: Everything you need to know about Sri Lanka before you come

LonelyPlanetLonely Planet has published an article on what to expect from travelling to Sri Lanka. "Floating in tropical waters off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka is defined by its gentle Buddhist culture, friendly people and laid-back way of life, despite its troubled recent history," the author writes. "A little knowledge goes a long way when it comes to having an easy trip to this Indian Ocean island. For such a small nation, Sri Lanka is hugely diverse. Sand-sprinkled beaches rise to forested national parks, temple-studded plains, and jungle-covered highlands, with the added perk that nowhere is that far from the beach." Find the full article on https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/things-to-know-before-traveling-to-sri-lanka

Media Release - Foreign Ministry Facilitates Evacuation of Sri Lankans in Ukraine and Belarus in Coordination with Sri Lanka Missions in Ankara, Warsaw and Moscow

ForminSealThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to liaise closely with the Sri Lanka Embassies in Ankara and Warsaw to facilitate the safe passage and evacuation of Sri Lankan expatriates / students in Ukraine. Seventeen (17) Sri Lankan nationals departed from Ukraine prior to the commencement of hostilities, and since then the Foreign Ministry in coordination with its overseas Missions in Ankara and Warsaw, has facilitated the evacuation of further 32 Sri Lankans from Ukraine via the Polish border. The remaining Sri Lankan nationals in Ukraine who are proceeding to the Polish border for return via Poland are kindly requested to contact officials of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Warsaw or Ankara through the following hotlines:

Media Release - Foreign Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris attends bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the High-Level Segment of the 49th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva

PeirisUNGenevaMinister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris and the Sri Lanka delegation had high level bilateral meetings on 28 February, 2022, with the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on the side lines of the High-Level Segment of the 49th session of the Human Rights Council which commenced 28 February, 2022.