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    UN chief says coronavirus ‘worst crisis’ since WWII

    UN chief says coronavirus ‘worst crisis’ since WWII

    The United Nations chief has warned the coronavirus pandemic presents the world with its “worst crisis” since World War II, with the number of dead in the United States now higher than…

    OVER 17,000 OVERSEAS SRI LANKANS REGISTER ON ‘CONTACT SRI LANKA’

    OVER 17,000 OVERSEAS SRI LANKANS REGISTER ON ‘CONTACT SRI LANKA’

    Over 17,457 Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL) had by Saturday noon (28 March), registered on the ‘Contact Sri Lanka’ Online Portal of the Ministry of Foreign Relations. Of these, 6773 are…

    Coronavirus: Kiwi family stuck in Sri Lanka calls for more government assistance

    Coronavirus: Kiwi family stuck in Sri Lanka calls for more government assistance

    Bill Stevenson and his family went to Sri Lanka for a holiday. They are now stranded, and the only guests in an otherwise empty hotel. The Christchurch man is calling on…

    Foreign Ministry facilitates outward movement of foreign nationals

    Foreign Ministry facilitates outward movement of foreign nationals

    Arrangements are being made for the smooth return of foreign nationals who are presently in Sri Lanka on tourist and other visa categories. This will be done using both regular…

    All types of visas issued to foreigners extended

    All types of visas issued to foreigners extended

    The Immigration and Emigration Controller General has taken a decision to extend the validity period of all types of visas of foreigners who are currently in Sri Lanka taking into…

    CAA imposes travel ban on passengers from Italy, S. Korea, Iran to SL

    CAA imposes travel ban on passengers from Italy, S. Korea, Iran to SL

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has informed all airlines not to carry passengers to Sri Lanka from Coronavirus hit countries Italy, South Korea and Iran with effect from tomorrow (14).…

    Foreign Minister briefs diplomatic community on COVID- 19 preventive measures

    Foreign Minister briefs diplomatic community on COVID- 19 preventive measures

    Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena briefed the Diplomatic community on the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and the preventive measures the Government of Sri Lanka contemplates taking. The Foreign…

    43rd Session of the Human Rights Council – High Level Segment Statement by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations

    43rd Session of the Human Rights Council – High Level Segment  Statement by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations

    43rd Session of the Human Rights Council – High Level Segment Statement by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations 26 February 2020 Madam President Madam High Commissioner Ladies and gentlemen, As…

    President of Guinea-Bissau meets PM

    President of Guinea-Bissau meets PM

    President of the Republic of Guinia-Bissau, Umaro Cissoko Embalo, accompanied by Suzi Barbosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guinea-Bissau who made a brief visit to Sri Lanka this morning en…

    Bilateral talks between two PMs

    Bilateral talks between two PMs

    Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is currently holding discussions with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.PM Rajapaksa was accorded a warm welcome by PM Modi in a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati…