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Media Release - Foreign Minister stresses importance of collaboration at University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2021

PeirisUColForeign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris was the Special Guest at the inauguration of the Annual Research Symposium 2021, at the University of Colombo on November 23. The symposium brings together distinguished academics representing a number of disciplines, and highlights the theme for 2021 – Impartial Research through an Interdisciplinary Approach. The event was also attended by the Acting High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Vinod K. Jacob and notable academics from the Faculty of the university.

Media Release - United Nations ASG Khaled Khiari calls on Foreign Minister

PeirisUNThe UN Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Political, Peace building and Peace Operations, Khaled Khiari, who is currently undertaking a visit to Sri Lanka, called on Foreign Minister Prof G.L. Peiris, on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at the Foreign Ministry. During the meeting, the Foreign Minister discussed matters related to Sri Lanka’s post-COVID recovery including the economic challenges in the aftermath of the pandemic and the progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Sri Lanka.

Public Notice

ForminSealPlease be informed that due to a breakdown of the Electronic Document Attestation System (e-DAS) in the Consular Affairs Division of the Foreign Ministry, attestation services during the past week were disrupted resulting in long delays in providing services. In addition, the Branch Attestation System at the Regional Consular Offices and Sri Lanka Missions overseas are also affected. The Foreign Ministry regrets the inconvenience caused to the public in this regard.

Have Yala National Park on your bucket list while travelling to Sri Lanka!

 Yala7Make sure you have Yala National Park on your bucket list while travelling to Sri Lanka. Yala National Park has a protected area of nearly 130.000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species and amongst its famous residents are world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted deer, peacocks and crocodiles. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July when the water levels of the park are quite low, bringing animals into the open

Media Release - Appointment of the High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to Sri Lanka

PrezSAAmbThe Government of the Republic of South Africa with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Sandile Edwin Schalk as the High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to Sri Lanka in Succession of H.E. (Ms.) Robina P. Marks. He has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka on 16 November 2021 at 10.30 a.m. at President’s House, Colombo 01.

Foreign Ministry, Colombo, 16 November, 2021