Accordingly 1.With effect from 12:00 noon, 14th March 2020, the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) on arrival,for foreigners who hold ordinary or normal passports will be temporarily suspended until further notice. 2. A foreigner who hold Diplomatic or official passport is exempted from the above suspension. 3. Citizens of Singapore,Maldives and Seychelles are also exempted from above temporary restrictions.[...]
The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Sarath Amunugama assumed duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday 30 October 2018. The Minister was received by the Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam and senior officials upon arrival at the Ministry. Foreign Minister Amunugama addressed the senior staff
SRI LANKA BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE CONFERENCE ON INTERACTIONS AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURES IN ASIA (CICA)August 17, 2018 | No Comments
Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of the Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on 15 August 2018, by its 26 Member States. At a ceremony held in Beijing on 15 August, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the People’s Republic of China, Dr. Karunasena Kodithuwakku signed the Declaration of Principles Guiding Relations among the CICA Members States and the Almaty Act, the two mandatory documents that a new Member State is required to sign to obtain full membership.
Ministries of Foreign and Home Affairs sign MoU to expand Electronic Document Attestation System to Divisional Secretariat levelAugust 17, 2018 | No Comments
With a view to expanding the document attestation services provided through the Electronic Document Attestation System (e-DAS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Divisional Secretariat level, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministries of Foreign and Home Affairs on 16 August 2018.
FOREIGN MINISTER TILAK MARAPANA REITERATES SRI LANKA’S COMMITMENT FOR A COMPREHENSIVE REGIONAL APPROACH TO COMBATING PEOPLE SMUGGLINGAugust 8, 2018 | No Comments
Speaking at the 7th Bali Process Ministerial Conference on people smuggling, human trafficking, and other international crimes on Tuesday 7 August in Bali, Indonesia, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana reiterated Sri Lanka’s commitment for a comprehensive regional approach to combat people smuggling, and to work in partnership with governments, international organizations and civil society to prevent human smuggling, protect and support victims, and bring perpetrators to justice.