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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.

Media Release - Consular Services for public only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

ForminSealDue to the prevailing situation in the country, the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will provide services to the public only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with effect from June 30, 2022 until July 10, 2022. The same working arrangements will also apply to the Regional Consular offices in Jaffna, Matara, Kandy, Trincomalee and Kurunagela will provide services on these days.

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka at the 50th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 13 June 2022

PeirisGenevaMr. President,

Sri Lanka has regularly shared our progress and challenges in an open exchange with this Council and other organs of the United Nations. It is in this spirit of transparency, candour and openness that I make this address to the current session of the Council.