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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera addresses International Peace Institute

On Tuesday, 29th September 2015, the International Peace Institute (IPI) hosted a high-level event focusing on how to reform and strengthen the international response to conflicts around the world and adopt a holistic vision of sustaining peace. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera took part in the event and addressed the IPI.

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to Visit Japan

The Honourable Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka will pay an Official Visit to Japan from Sunday, 4th October to Wednesday, 7th October, 2015.

During his stay in Japan, the Prime Minister and his spouse will be received in audience by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Address by President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly


Address by President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena

at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

New York, 30th September 2015

Mr. President,
Mr. Secretary General,
Ladies and Gentleman

Being a long standing member of the United Nations, it is indeed an honour and a pleasure for me to address the United Nations Annual General Assembly as the newly elected President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Your Excellency Mogens Lykketoft, on behalf of the Government and people of Sri Lanka, please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your election as the President of the 70th Session of the General Assembly.

Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping: Statement by H.E. Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka


Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping

Statement by H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka

New York, 28 September 2015

Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies & Gentlemen,

I thank you Mr. President,  and also the Leaders of the countries that are co-hosting this Summit for convening this important meeting at a critical time in the evolution of UN peace keeping operations.

For over five decades, Sri Lanka has been making modest contributions to UN peacekeeping efforts.

We consider Sri Lanka’s cooperation with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations as an extension of the Government’s policy of positive engagement with the UN following the Presidential Election in January this year.



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