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Thursday, 17 October 2019

To be a model embassy providing highest level of quality services and maintain dignity of  Sri Lankan Nation.

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SRI LANKA REQUESTS AUSTRALIAN SUPPORT FOR INITIATIVES AGAINST TERRORIST FINANCING

Sri Lanka requested Australia’s fullest cooperation in combating terrorist financing and other activities in the region directed towards the revival of terrorism in any form, when Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, met Ms. Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, for bilateral discussions in the Australian Parliament on Monday (5th May 2014).

Minister Peiris gave his Australian counterpart a full briefing on the action taken by Sri Lanka to designate 16 groups and 424 individuals under Sri Lankan law in keeping with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373.  He told Minister Bishop that ongoing investigations clearly indicated that substantial sums of money are being remitted from abroad for purposes connected with planned military, intelligence and propaganda activity.  He described the measures adopted by the government of Sri Lanka to deal with this activity and to suppress it at the very beginning.  Prof. Peiris stressed the need for the greatest vigilance and close cooperation in this regard.

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Media Release

2nd Round of Indo-Sri Lanka Civil Nuclear Cooperation talks concludes in Colombo

The second round of talks between India and Sri Lanka on comprehensive civil nuclear cooperation was held on 5-6 May 2014 in Colombo.  The two delegations were led by senior government officials of the respective countries. The talks were held in a warm and cordial atmosphere, on the draft text of a comprehensive Agreement on Bilateral Civil Nuclear Cooperation.

The full text of the Joint Press Statement is appended below.

Joint Press Statement

The second round of talks between India and Sri Lanka on comprehensive civil nuclear cooperation was held on 5-6 May 2014 in Colombo. 

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MEDIA RELEASE

Youth from Sri Lanka and India interact in New Delhi

on the eve of the World Youth Conference 2014

On Sunday 4 May, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India Prasad Kariyawasam hosted an interactive event in New Delhi at his Residence for youth delegates from Sri Lanka and India.

The event which was held on the eve of the World Youth Conference that is to take place in Hambantota and Colombo from 6-10 May provided an opportunity for youth from the two countries, specially those who will be participating in the Conference, to exchange views on the theme of the Conference as well as its envisaged outcome. 

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President Rajapaksa denounces terrorist attack in Xinjiang

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message to his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping, condemning the terrorist attack targeting civilians at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of China’s northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last Wednesday (30th April 2014).

The text of the message is as follows:

His Excellency Xi Jinping

President of the People's Republic of China

Your Excellency,

On behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka, I vehemently denounce the terrorist attack at a railway station in Urumqi. Clearly, the perpetrators of this cowardly attack had targeted innocent civilians, a large number whom have been injured. Attacking unarmed civilians demonstrates the cruel and barbaric nature of terrorism. 

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PROF. PEIRIS BRIEFS DIPLOMATS ON GOVERNMENT ACTION AGAINST TERRORIST FUNDING

A comprehensive briefing was provided for Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka, at the Ministry of External Affairs, on Thursday, 24th April 2014 by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, with the assistance of Major General K.H.G. Hendawitharana, representing the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.

The principal purpose of the briefing was to give the diplomatic community authentic information regarding action taken by the government against groups and individuals involved in terrorist funding and other activity connected with plans to revive terrorism.

The Minister said that the government’s action in designating 16 groups and 424 individuals had been taken under United Nations Security Council Regulation1373 which not only empowered governments to resort to such measures but imposed on States an imperative duty to effectively suppress terrorist funding. Regulations had been framed for this purpose under Sri Lankan legislation, and timely action has been taken on the basis of these Regulations, he said.

Prof. Peiris told the diplomatic community that there is compelling evidence regarding the remittance of substantial sums of money from overseas for planned terrorist activity.  As a result of extensive investigations in recent weeks, the government is aware of the sources of this funding in several instances and the bank accounts into which the money had been paid.  65 arrests have been made, and 19 persons have been released after questioning.

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