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Media Release - Foreign Minister Ali Sabry briefs Colombo-based Diplomatic Corps on Key Developments

SabryDiplomatsThe Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry briefed the Colombo-based Ambassadors and High Commissioners on key developments following the election of the new President and the formation of the new Government, at his first briefing of the diplomatic corps on Monday 1 August, 2022 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Media Release - Foreign Minister Ali Sabry assumes duties

Sabry1Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry assumed duties at the Ministry today (25 July, 2022) at a simple ceremony. Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane and the senior officials were present.

Government Notification – Presidential Elections

Gazette 21072022Notice in Terms of Section 17

I, Dhammika Sasanayake, Secretary-General of Parliament, do hereby notify in terms of Section 17 of the Presidential Elections (Special Provisions) Act No. 2 of 1981 that the Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Member of Parliament, has been declared elected by Parliament on Wednesday, the 20th of July 2022 as the Eighth Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in terms of Section 11 of the aforesaid Act.

Media Release - Foreign Minister meets with Chinese Ambassador

PeirisXiMinister of Foreign Affairs, Professor G.L. Peiris met with the Ambassador of China, Qi Zhenhong, on 30 June, 2022 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Following the exchange of pleasantries, Minister Peiris appreciated China’s continued assistance to Sri Lanka. The Foreign Minister also apprised the Ambassador of the current situation in the country and the shortage of fuel, food and pharmaceutical equipment which have adversely affected the economy of Sri Lanka. The Minister added that bilateral partners and international agencies are in regular discussions to address these challenges.

Media Release - Consular Affairs Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs resumes its regular services

ForminSealConsidering the heavy demand for Consular Services and in order to provide for the public needs in this regard, the Consular Affairs Division will be open to the public on all weekdays, Monday to Friday commencing July 04, 2022.