Last update:Wed, 08 May 2024

Mangala Samaraweera appointed as Foreign Minister

SriLankaForeignMinisterSwornIntoOfficeHon. Mangala Samaraweera MP was appointed today as Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister. Taking oaths in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, he re-affirmed his commitment to “faithfully perform the duties and discharge the functions of the office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in accordance with the Constitution”.

EU lauds Sri Lanka’s genuine election

1667715696e5The European Union says the parliamentary elections held in Sri Lanka on August 17 were genuine, well administered and peaceful overall.

EU monitors say poll well-administered and genuine

1967581383predaThe 17 August Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka were ―well administered and offered voters a genuine choice from among a broad range of political alternatives, although campaign rules were restrictive‖, said Cristian Preda, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) and Member of the European Parliament, during the presentation of the preliminary report at a press conference.

Make further progress on good governance - UN Chief encourages new Govt

1444452319u3Applauding the people of Sri Lanka for their peaceful and broad-based participation in the parliamentary elections, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged the new Government to make further progress on good governance, accountability and reconciliation.

Rights of entrepreneurs to engage in their businesses freely will be strictly ensured – President

0111 1140x927President Maithripala Sirisena says he would highly ensure the rights of entrepreneurs to engage in their businesses freely, under the laws and regulations of the country.