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Statement made by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, on 24th June 2015 in Response to Nimal Siripala De Silva

Response to Nimal Siripala De Silva

WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE 2015

Honorable Speaker,

I wish to answer the questions posed by the Hon. Leader of Opposition, relating to the US State Department Report titled ‘Country Reports on Terrorism and Patterns of Global Terrorism.’

The US State Department released their Counterterrorism Report this June 2015. The report covered the calendar year 2014, during which Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva himself was a cabinet minister in the Rajapaksa administration. It noted that a total of 13 LTTE supporters were arrested in Malaysia in 2014. Like the report that preceded it, covering the calendar year 2013, it mentioned that the LTTE’s network of support continued to operate - shockingly, under the very regime that claimed to have eradicated this threat once and for all.

Read more: Statement made by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, on 24th June 2015 in Response to Nimal Siripala De Silva

 

Spokesperson’s response to questions pertaining to statements attributed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs during his official visit to Japan

The Ministry’s attention has been drawn to certain media reports in the Japanese print and electronic media during Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s visit to Japan (17-20 June 2015) pertaining to Sri Lanka’s foreign policy.

Read more: Spokesperson’s response to questions pertaining to statements attributed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs during his official visit to Japan

 

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera Concludes Successful Visit to Japan

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera undertook a visit to Japan from 17 to 20 June 2015 on the invitation of his Japanese counterpart, Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida.  The visit, which was the first official visit undertaken by an emissary of the new Government to Japan, focussed on further consolidating the close and friendly relations between the two countries for mutual benefit.

Read more: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera Concludes Successful Visit to Japan

 

Foreign Minister Samaraweera addresses High-Level Seminar in Tokyo

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Address by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, MP., Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka

High-Level Seminar on Peacebuilding, National Reconciliation and Democratisation in Asia

Tokyo, Japan, 20 June 2015

 

Hon. Fumio Kishida, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan,

Mr. Yasushi Akashi, General Chairman,

Excellencies,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a pleasure for me to join you here at this High-Level Seminar on Peacebuilding, National Reconciliation and Democratisation in Asia, to share with you, details of Sri Lanka’s experience and our journey towards achieving lasting peace, reconciliation, prosperity and dignity for all our people.

Read more: Foreign Minister Samaraweera addresses High-Level Seminar in Tokyo

 

ගරු මංගල සමරවීර ඇමතිතුමා විසින් මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා සම්බන්ධයෙන් කරන ලද කරුණු පැහැදිලි කිරීම: 2015 ජුනි 22 දින

Video at: https://www.youtube.com/embed/fAX4OhKeNcE (Approx. 6.54 minutes)

මම කතාව අවසන් කරන්න ඉස්සෙල්ලා තව වචන කීපයක් මේ මාධ්‍ය දැක්ක නිසා මේ වෙලාව සිංහලෙන් කියන්න කැමතියි.

මොකද මං දැක්කා මේ අද උදේ එනකොට, පුවත්පත් බලනකොට, එක්තරා දේශපාලන පක්ෂ නියෝජිතයෙක් මා විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද ඩයස්පෝරා උළෙල සම්බන්ධයෙන් විකෘති වූ අදහස්  ප්‍රකාශ කරළා තිබුනා, එහි ප්‍රකාශ කරළා තිබුනා, මේ උළෙලට එක්සත්  ජාතීන්ගේ මානව අයිතීන් කවුන්සලයෙන් ඇමරිකන් ඩොලර් මිලියන 3 ½ක් ලැබෙන බවත්, මේක ඊලාම්වාදය යළි වතාවක් ලංකාවට ගෙන ඒමේ වෑයමක් කියලත් පුවත්පත්වල අද ප්‍රකාශයට පත්වෙලා තිබුනා.

Read more: ගරු මංගල සමරවීර ඇමතිතුමා විසින් මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා සම්බන්ධයෙන් කරන ලද කරුණු පැහැදිලි කිරීම: 2015 ජුනි 22 දින

 

Two Sri Lankans win the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders (QYL) Award

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Actg. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Ajith P. Perera felicitated two young Sri Lankan achievers – Mr. Thejitha Saubhagya Edirisinghe and Ms. Kavindya Thennakoon – at a meeting today (19 June 2015) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They are among the sixty winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders (QYL) programme 2015 from Commonwealth countries. 

Read more: Two Sri Lankans win the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders (QYL) Award

   

Statement made by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs on 12th June 2015 in Response to the Question by Opposition Leader Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva under the Standing Order 23/2 of Parliament

Honourable Speaker,

I rise to respond to questions raised by the Honourable Leader of Opposition relating to the discussions that took place between the GTF and the TNA in London, and my presence there.

As the House is aware, the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission was appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the 15th of May 2010.

The Report of the Commission was handed over to President Rajapaksa on the 15th of November 2011 and it was tabled for the attention of all the Members of this House, on the 16thof December 2011.

Read more: Statement made by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs on 12th June 2015 in Response to the Question by Opposition Leader Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva under the Standing Order 23/2 of Parliament

   

Handing Over of Dual Citizenship Certificates

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of Public Order & Christian Religious Affairs jointly handed over Dual Citizenship Certificates to recipients at the Foreign Ministry main conference hall today, 11 June 2015 at 10.00 a.m.

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P. Perera attends High Level Conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Moscow

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ajith P. Perera represented Sri Lanka at the High Level Conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on ‘Security and Stability in the Region of SCO’ on 4 June 2015 in Moscow. The High Level Conference was organized by the Russian Federation that holds the presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. 

Read more: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P. Perera attends High Level Conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Moscow

   

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