Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vacancy for the post of Legal Advisor
Applications are invited from Sri Lankan nationals or those holding dual nationality with extensive knowledge and experience in international law for the post of Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Visit of External Affairs Minister of India to Sri Lanka
The Indian Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj visited Sri Lanka on 5-6th February 2016 to attend the 9th Session of the Sri Lanka- India Joint Commission.
During the visit the Indian Minister called on President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and held discussions on issues of bilateral interests.
The 9th Session of the Joint Commission was Co-Chaired by Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Smt. Sushma Swaraj on 5th February 2016.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera met with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi during the latter's transit at BIA en route to Beijing from Africa. The two Foreign Ministers had a brief and friendly discussion on matters of mutual interest. The Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Harsha de Silva, Chinese Ambassador in Colombo, H.E. Yi Xianliang and the Director General for East Asia & Pacific of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. O.L. Ameer Ajwad were also present.
Celebration of the 68th Independence Day at the
‘Sri Lanka House’
The 68th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated by the Embassy of Sri Lanka at the ‘Sri Lanka House’ on 4th February 2016 with a large gathering of the Sri Lankan expatriate community. The respectful event commenced with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp by the Charge d’Affaires of Sri Lanka, Mrs. T.P.Dharmasena along with the representatives of the Sri Lankan Association of Norway(SLAN), Tisarana Sri Lanka Buddhist Association, Sri Lanka Friends Organization of Norway (SLFON) and United Sri Lankan Muslim Association of Norway (USMAN).
The event followed the hoisting of the National Flag by the Charge d’ Affaires, amidst the sound of the Magul Bera, afterwhich the National Anthem was sung by all present. Two minutes’ silence was also observed by the gathering, for the war heroes who dedicated their lives on behalf of the Nation.