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Media Release - Foreign Minister Prof. Peiris discusses follow - up action on matters raised at the Mobile Service “Access to Justice” in Jaffna

PeirisJusticeMinister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris chaired a meeting attended by the Minister of Justice Ali Sabry and the Member of Parliament Angajan Ramanath an on 21 March , 2022 to discuss follow - up action on matters which had been brought to the attention of the two Ministers by the people in Jaffna at a special Mobile Service held in Jaffna earlier this year. During this meeting , issues pertaining to the boundaries of wildlife sanctuaries, coastal conservation reservations in Jaffna, payment of compensation for the lands acquired for the expansion of Palaly Airport, Myladdy Harbor fishing problem andprevention of illegal sand mining in Kilinochchi were discussed, among other matters.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s special address to the nation – 2022-03-16

Prez16032022Most Venerable Maha Sangha, Priests of other Religions, Mothers, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters, Dear Children and Friends.

I address you today at a challenging time.

Media Release - Sri Lanka delegation attends the 49th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva

ForminSealThe delegation from Sri Lanka that attended the 49th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva was led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris and comprised of Minister of Justice Ali Sabry, State Minister of Production Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana, Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage and Additional Solicitor General Nerin Pulle.

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