Foreign Minister takes part at Commonwealth Foreign Ministerial Action Group Meeting at CHOGM, 2015
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera participated at the Commonwealth Foreign Ministerial Action Group Meeting (CMAG) at CHOGM, 2015 in Malta on 25 November 2015.
Handing over of compensation/salary dues and other redress to families of deceased migrant workers abroad
The families of deceased migrant workers in the Middle East and Russia received compensation on 26th November 2015 at an event organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Thirty-four such families received Sri Lankan Rupees 50 million from Hon. Dr. Harsha de Silva, Actg. Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is the third such event organized by the Ministry for the year 2015.
These payments were secured with the assistance of Sri Lanka Missions in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel, Oman, Dubai, Jordan, Bahrain and Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs dispersed approximately Sri Lanka Rupees 195 million as compensation, salary dues and other redress among 180 families in the year 2014. This year the Ministry released Rs. 169 million to 116 families as compensation/benefits.
Ambassador Samantha Power visits Sri Lanka
“I cannot think of a country in the world today where there has been this much change
in this short a period of time.” – Ambassador Samantha Power, Colombo, November 23rd
United States Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Samantha Power visited Sri Lanka from November 21st to 23rd. Ambassador Samantha Power is the second cabinet-level visitor from the US Administration to travel to Sri Lanka this year, following Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit in May.
Ambassador Samantha Power concludes
visit to Sri Lanka
Ambassador Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations left Sri Lanka on 24th November 2015 after a three day visit. Dr Harsh de Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs saw her off at the Bandaranayake International Airport.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
24 November 2015