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Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau successfully concluded a week long promotional mission to the Middle East as part of its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of visitors and spend from the region to S...

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Prasad Kariyawasam assumes duties as Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Following his appointment by President Maithripala Sirisena on 29 July, as Secretary to the Ministry of ...

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Hon. Tilak Marapana assumes duties as Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hon. Tilak Marapana, Minister of Develo...

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Dengue Epidemic in Sri Lanka is successfully brought under control

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Scholarship for Sri Lankan Students for Studying in Higher Educational

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UN Day of Vesak Conference & Celebrations

The UN Day of Vesak Conference will be held in Sri Lanka with 1600 participants from 85 countries from May...

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Sri Lanka's Role in the Indian Ocean and the Changing Global Dynamic

“Sri Lanka's Role in the Indian Ocean a...

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Sri Lanka- Oman ties cemented during the celebration of-69th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Sultanate of Oman organized two events to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka. The official fl...

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Address by Hon Malik Samarawickrama

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Visit of Minister Malik Samarawickrama to India

Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama concludes successful visit to India

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32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, 29 June 2016

Statement by

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Visit of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka to India

Visit of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka to India 13-14 May 2016

President Ma...

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Ministers brief Diplomatic Community on Flood Situation

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Joint Statement between China and Sri Lanka


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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs visists Japan

Dr. Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs undertook a visit on an invitation extended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan from 20th – 26th March 2016.

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Appointment of the Secretary- General to the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms

Mr. Mano Tittawella has been appointed ...

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Online Submissions for Design of Reconciliation Mechanisms Now Live

The Consultations Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, appointed by the Hon Prime Minister, has opened online submissions in order to seek the views of stakeholders, experts an...

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Lanka, Oman MoU on labour training

Gihan Wijesinghe
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Foreign Employment and Welfare Minister
Dilan Perera and Oman's Manpower Minister Sheik Abdullah Al Bakari in relation to cooperation, promotion
and development of labour and training.
The MoU was signed at the Manpower Ministry in Muscat, Oman recently.
It is expected to share information between the two countries to prevent illegal overseas recruiting and human
It was also ag...
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Media Release

The attention of the Ministry of External Affairs has been drawn to a Reuters news item attributing to the Government Spokesperson and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella a statement that Sri Lanka imports Iran Crude via third parties to avoid US sanctions.

The Government of Sri Lanka categorically rejects the contents of this news item as being wholly incorrect and devoid of any truth.

Ministry of External Affairs
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External Affairs Minister Meets Sri Lankan Ambassadors in the Gulf

A regional workshop for Sri Lanka Missions in Middle Eastern countries was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, 7th June 2014.

Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, explained that the purpose of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for intense interaction with Heads of Mission in these countries on objectives and priorities with regard to their work. The Minister referred to the importance of the region to Sri Lanka in terms of international collab...
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Sri Lanka hails ties with Oman

Muscat: Sri Lankan Embassy in Muscat on Sunday celebrated the country's 66th Independence Day in Muscat.
The reception to mark the occasion was attended by a number of senior officials of the Sultanate, several heads of the diplomatic missions accredited to the Sultanate, and officials of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Speaking on the occasion, Asoka Girihagama, the Sri Lankan ambassador to the Sultanate, said it was a great pleasure  fo...
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Minister Samarasinghe addresses the Human Rights Council at Sri Lanka’s UPR

Madam President,

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Oman, Sri Lanka boost ties

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Lankan President greets HM

KUALA LUMPUR — Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed his greetings and best wishes to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos when he received here yesterday

Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for For...

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Sri Lanka, Oman to boost ties, expand trade

Nov 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Oman have held discussions to promote and expand the political and trade relations and to boost ties between the two countries further.

During his official visit to Sri Lanka the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday at the Temple Trees. External Affairs Minister Prof. G L Peiris and Secretary to the External Affairs Ministry Karunaratne Amunugama were present at...

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Boost to Oman-Lanka relations, MoU signed

Thu, 01 November 2012

Colombo — Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, yesterday held a number of meetings during his off...

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Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of The Sultanate of Oman, calls on Professor G.L. Peiris

Mr. Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of The Sultanate of Oman, called on Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, at the Ministry.

Among the matters discussed were trade relations, with particular reference to tea and oil, investment opportunities and exchange of trade delegatio...

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Sri Lanka to import crude from Oman and Saudi Arabia

Oct 27, Colombo: Petroleum Industries Minister of Sri Lanka, Susil Premajayantha assured today that there will be no shortage of fuel in the country due to the closure of the refinery as the government has taken measures to import oil from other sources.

Minister Premajayantha said letters of credit had been issued to import 215,000 metric t...

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Address to the General Debate of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Hon. Prof. G. L. Peiris Minister of External Affairs, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Mr. President

Secretary-General of the United Nations


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Sri Lankan tourist spots regale Omani visitors

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MoU on bilateral consultations with Sultanate of Oman

External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris proposal to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral consultations with the Sultanate of Oman Foreign Affairs Ministry as a further step to enhance existing bilateral relations between the two countries was approved by the Cabinet.

Though Sri Lanka's volume of trade with Oman is marginal it is in favour of Oman due to the import of petroleum.

The proposed MoU will pave the way for closer cooperation in the fields of trade, inv...

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GL, Lalith Brief Ambassadors on LLRC Implementation

Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris and Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President, met with the diplomatic community at the auditorium of the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday.� A comprehensive briefing took place on the work under way regarding implementation of the recommendations contained in the Report of the Lessons Learnt and...

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Sri Lanka Tamil party meets foreign diplomats in Colombo to brief on Tamil prisoners

July 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has met with foreign diplomats in Colombo to brief them about the Tamil prisoners in the country.

The meetings with the foreign diplomats had taken place following the information that suspected LTTE cadres detained in the Vavuniya prison had ...

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* Learn the needs of your country, Sri Lankan President tells diplomats

July 08, Colombo: It is necessary to acquire a deep understanding of the country and learn its many assets, goals, needs and challenges it is facing, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told the country's diplomatic core yesterday.

"Since you are appointed to represent your country, it is necessary that you first acquire a deep und...

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Sri Lanka President calls on diplomats to counter threats from pro-LTTE diaspora

July 07, Diyatalawa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that despite the country having a concise foreign policy the threat of the pro-LTTE diaspora in the West remains to be a massive challenge and asked the country's diplomatic envoys to counter them.

The President, addressing a two-day resident workshop for Sri Lanka's ...

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Oman oil samples being tested at refinery

Sri Lanka, preparing for a breakdown ahead in Iranian crude oil supply, is testing samples of crude oil from Oman to assess its compatibility with processing at the aging Sapugaskande Refinery, officials said.

The country is racing against time to scale down imports from Iran before the June 28th deadline for the US imposed-sanctions takes effect. Although Oman Light is not the same as crude imported from Iran, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) is exploring the possibility of ble...

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Sri Lanka to cut Iran oil imports, seeks supplies from Saudi Aramco and Oman

Apr 24, 2012 (LBT) - Sri Lankan Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayantha had said yesterday that Sri Lanka is planning to cut imports of Iranian crude oil by three cargoes, each of 135,000 Metric Tonnes (MT) before the end of its current contract with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIO) in September, a report said.

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Sri Lanka testing Oman oil for crude purchases

Sat, Apr 14, 2012, 12:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 14, Colombo: As the deadline for the United States- imposed sanctions on Iran, Sri Lanka's major oil supplier, to take effect is looming, Sri Lanka is looking towards oil-rich Oman to purchase oil.

Sri Lankan officials are continuing discu...

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Sri Lanka in talks with Oman to purchase fuel

Sat, Mar 31, 2012, 09:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 31, Colombo: A Sri Lankan delegation is scheduled to leave for Oman Saturday for another round of talks to purchase fuel from the oil-rich nation in future.

As the June 28th deadline for the U.S. imposed-sanctions on Iran to take effect is ...

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Sri Lanka has got a waiver on oil imports

Published on Monday, 26 March 2012 13:34
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Minister of Petroleum I...
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OOC signs deal with Lanka for investment in oil and gas

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* Sri Lanka to buy oil from Vietnam and Oman

Fri, Mar 23, 2012, 02:05 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka, affected by the sanctions imposed by the United State on Iranian oil, has entered into an agreement with Oman to buy oil from that country way ahead of the US deadline.

Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation Da...

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Ambassador Girihagama says Lanka-Oman trade has growth potential

(Srilankamirror) - Sri Lanka’s ambassador in OmanAsoka Girihagama has said that there was ample opportunity to boost commercial ties between the Sultanate and Sri Lanka from the trade volume of $102 in 2010 to $500 million in the next three years.

In an interview to Oman Tribune, ambassadorGirihagama has said there were untapped avenues of bilateral commercial cooperation which the two countries would not ignore.

He has said 80 per cent of Omani exports to Sri La...
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Oman Sri Lanka to boost tourism ties

Relations between Sri Lanka and Oman are going from strength to strength and the new Sri Lankan ambassador, Asoka Girihagama, hopes to do his bit to further boost the already robust ties.

Girihagama told Times of Oman in an interview that he hopes to improve the trade, cultural and tourism ties on a priority basis.

This is Girihagama's first assignment as ambassador and prior to this appointment, he was a Director General for the Consular Affairs division at the Minist...
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